Evil Corp. Used New Macaw Malware in Sinclair Broadcasting Attack, Sources
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Two sources say that the attack last weekend on Sinclair Broadcasting is linked to one of the most infamous Russian cybergangs, called Evil Corp. The attackers used Macaw, a variant of ransomware known as WastedLocker, both of which were created by Evil Corp.
The Macaw ransomware strain was first spotted by cybersecurity analysts in the past week. (William Turton / Bloomberg)
Related: The Hill, TechCrunch, CISO MAG, Cyberscoop, The Insider, Slashdot, The Mac Observer, CNN
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