A new ransomware has been discovered this past week. Known as ‘MegaCortex’, the ransomware targeted victims across the US, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, and France. The victims were predominantly corporate networks. According to security firm Sophos, which discovered this ransomware, the attackers highly employed automation and a number of tools to propagate the ransomware in large numbers.
What is MegaCortex?
The blog also shed light on how MegaCortex might probably be linked with the well-known Emotet and Qbot malware.
“Right now, we can’t say for certain whether the MegaCortex attacks are being aided and abetted by the Emotet malware, but so far in our investigation (which is still ongoing as this post goes live), there seems to be a correlation between the MegaCortex attacks and the presence on the same network of both Emotet and Qbot (aka Qakbot) malware,” the researchers suggested.