Fake DarkSide gang targets energy, food industry in extortion emails

Lawrence Abrams reports:

Threat actors impersonate the now-defunct DarkSide Ransomware operation in fake extortion emails sent to companies in the energy and food sectors.


In a new report, Trend Micro researchers reveal that a new extortion campaign started in June where threat actors are impersonating the DarkSide ransomware gang.

“Several companies in the energy and food industry have recently received threatening emails supposedly from DarkSide,” explains Trend Micro researcher Cedric Pernet.

Read more on BleepingComputer. But do read the Trend Micro article as it is clear that these so-called threat actors do not encrypt anything and offer no proof that anything has been encrypted or exfiltrated. In other words, it’s just some folks claiming to be DarkSide and hoping someone’s foolish enough to believe them and pay them.

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