A different kind of ransomware demand: Donate to charity to get your data back

A.J. Vicens reports:

A new and increasingly active ransomware group that’s attacked nearly 200 organizations in less than two months has a different spin on its extortion efforts: Don’t pay us, pay a charity.

So far, this unnamed group that is at least publicly claiming to be driven by anti-capitalist sentiment and its own brand of cyber benevolence is largely targeting users Zimbra, an online workplace collaboration tool.

“Unlike traditional ransomware groups, we’re not asking you to send us money,” read the text of one ransom note posted April 2 on an online forum for Zimbra users.

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