Rook ransomware is the newest malware listed among potential attackers who will take advantage of the holiday season to ramp up their attacks.
The vast majority of ransomware attacks are carried out on weekends and holidays, so criminals take advantage of the fact that businesses are down to execute the system attack more easily.
In light of this, the end of the year is an event for ransomware groups, who take advantage of the festivities for their attacks.
With the emergence of Rook brings this concern of yet another group hunting for companies with flaws in their systems. Like the vast majority of ransomware, Rook uses the tactic of double extortion to pressure victims into payment.
In the ransom note left on the victim’s computer, the group threatens that if contact is not made within three days, the files will begin to be leaked, and if contact is made within the three days set by the group, the ransom amount will drop by half.
In their note, the group leaves numerous threats in case the victim seeks external help to try to negotiate or decrypt the files.
For their intentions to be taken seriously, the group releases the decryption key for up to three files that are no larger than 1MB. The groups need to weaken the mind of the victims so that they see paying the ransom as the only way out to get their files back.
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