FBI sends its first-ever alert about a ‘ransomware affiliate’

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has published today its first-ever public advisory detailing the modus operandi of a “ransomware affiliate.”

A relatively new term, a ransomware affiliate refers to a person or group who rents access to Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) platforms, orchestrates intrusions into corporate networks, encrypt files with the “rented ransomware,” and then earn a commission from successful extortions.

Going by the name of OnePercent Group, the FBI said today this threat actor has been active since at least November 2020.

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