U.S. Disrupts North Korea Ransomware Group, Recovers Nearly Half a Million

7/19/22

RANSOMWARE

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U.S. law enforcement authorities have disrupted a group of North Korean hackers, recovering nearly half a million dollars in ransom payments it received from a Kansas hospital, a Colorado health care provider and other victims,U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Tuesday.

Using a previously unknown type of malware known as “Maui,” the North Korea state-sponsored cybercriminals encrypted the Kansas hospital’s servers in May 2021, demanding ransom in exchange for regaining access to its critical computer networks, Monaco said at a cybersecurity conference in New York

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