Russia-affiliated CheckMate ransomware quietly targets popular file-sharing protocol
Jurgita Lapienytė reports:
Unlike most ransom campaigns, CheckMate, discovered in 2022, has been quiet throughout its operations. To the best of our knowledge, it doesn’t operate a data leak site.
That’s quite unusual for a ransomware campaign since many prominent gangs brag about big targets and post them as victims on their data leak sites. They do this to raise the pressure for a victim to pay the ransom.
Cybernews research has recently detected new CheckMate activity. It turns out the gang has been actively targeting weakly-protected SMB shares.
Read more at Cybernews.