Unusual New Ransomware Does Not Demand Cryptocurrency

Jeff Francis reports:

The last few years have seen ransomware attacks increase in frequency. Cities, businesses, schools, and even health care facilities have been targeted. A ransom in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency is usually demanded by the hackers, but a new malware is taking a different tack and not asking for crypto at all.

The new ransomware, called Black Rose Lucy, was detected by Check Point, a cybersecurity company. It has been around since 2018 but the latest iteration is what caught the security researchers’ eyes.

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