Feds: Beware AvosLocker Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

US authorities issued a warning this week about potential cyberattacks against critical infrastructure from ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation AvosLocker.

In a joint security advisory, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) and FBI warned that AvosLocker has targeted multiple critical industries across the US as recently as May, using a wide variety of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), including double extortion and the use of trusted native and open source software.

The AvosLocker advisory was issued against a backdrop of increasing ransomware attacks across multiple sectors. In a report published Oct. 13, cyber-insurance company Corvus found a nearly 80% increase in ransomware attacks over last year, as well as a more than 5% increase in activity month-over-month in September.

Source: Darkreading