IT employee impersonates ransomware gang to extort employer

Bill Toulas reports:

A 28-year-old United Kingdom man from Fleetwood, Hertfordshire, has been convicted of unauthorized computer access with criminal intent and blackmailing his employer.

A press release published yesterday by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) explains that in February 2018, the convicted man, Ashley Liles, worked as an IT Security Analyst at an Oxford-based company that suffered a ransomware attack.

Like many ransomware attacks, the threat actors contacted the company’s executives, demanding a ransom payment.

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