As disclosed by the team of Bleeping computer, Ako ransomware was seen targeting the entire network rather than just individual workstations.
The Ako ransomware was discovered after a victim posted about it on the forum. Bleeping Computer analyzed the malware and discovered that it was a new ransomware.
In the email (to the Bleeping Computer team), the threat actor said “We see news about us. But that is wrong. About MedusaReborn. We have nothing to do with Medusa or anything else. This is our own product – Ako Ransomware, well, this is if you are of course interested.”
How does it work?
Ako works in quite a sophisticated manner.
A serious threat
Hackers told the Bleeping Computer team that they also steal some data as part of their ‘job’.
As of now, it wasn’t clear what technique do the attackers use to distribute the malware. However, as per researchers, it was likely that attackers exploit Remote Desktop services for spreading the infection.