SAMAS-ransomware: criminals made a profit of 440 thousand euros

According to a new research that has been done by Palo Alto networks, the criminals behind the Samas-ransomware were able to steal a massive amount of 440 thousand euros by simply using the Samas-ransomware.

Companies like Microsoft and government organs like the FBI have published warnings for the ransomware attack.

Since March this year, 24 unique Samas-ransomware versions have been identified and 19 of them contained bitcoin-addresses. 14 of those bitcoin addresses have received payments.

The ransomware is known for its behaviour of locking down network shares.

A simple but effective tip is to back-up your important data on external (offline) storage carriers.

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