The Monster ransomware was discovered in early 2022 as they commanded a string of attacks targeting several companies around the world. This ransomware brought some new developments to the cyber world. Novelties that influenced several other ransomware after it.
One of them is certainly the use of a GUI (Graphical User Interface) in their ransomware, making it increasingly accessible for attackers and more dangerous for the victim companies. Knowing that about 80% of attacks occur due to human failure (employees), this novelty ends up having a major impact during attacks.
Cybercriminals usually use multiplatform language, which can adapt to various operating systems without the necessary alteration of the source code. We can say that groups like Hive and BlackCat were pioneers in this practice
However, during the analysis of a sample of the Monster ransomware, something caught the experts’ attention. Monster does not use cross-platform programming language like Rust or Golang, but they use simple programming language for joint attacks.
This means that cybercriminals have learned to adjust their malicious code for the malware to adapt and be efficient on any operating system. And that’s quite worrying.
The Monster ransomware was written in the Delphi programming language and has the ability to run in simultaneous attacks. But its big differentiator is the use of a GUI interface. Experts declare they have never seen this before.
Monster was probably the first group of cybercriminals to implement this feature. Since the Monster ransomware began operating, it has already become the inspiration for new ransomware.
With these worrying updates, it is essential that a business knows who to count on when any ransomware attacks emerge on their computer system.
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