Black Kingdom Ransomware Is Attacking Vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers
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In the midst of massive patching and remediation activity by admins everywhere, vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers are under attack by a new ransomware gang called Black Kingdom. The gang was first spotted last year exploiting vulnerabilities in Pulse Secure VPN products.
The attacks were first spotted by Marcus Hutchins, a security researcher for US security firm Kryptos Logic, who initially noted that the gang failed to do any damage. However, according to security firms Arete IR, Sophos, and Speartip, the attacks changed at the start of the week, and the group is now encrypting files. (Catalin Cimpanu / The Record)
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