France warns of new ransomware gang targeting local governments

Catalin Cimpanu reports on a new ransomware threat to local governments. France’s cybersecurity agency sounded the alarm.

The alert, issued by France’s CERT team, points to a rising number of attacks carried out with a new version of the Mespinoza ransomware strain, also known as the Pysa ransomware.

This ransomware strain was first spotted making victims last year, in October 2019. According to reports at the time, victims reported having data encrypted with the .locked extension added at the end of each ransomed file.

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