Ransomware attack on National Rifle Association of America

National Rifle Association, shortly referred as NRA, was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack stealing data and leaking it on the dark web. The details of the ransomware gang that breached the gun rights advocacy group’s network are yet to be out.

However, sources reporting to our Cybersecurity Insiders have revealed that Grief gang linked to Evil Corp funded by the Russian intelligence could be behind the attack and are reportedly demanding millions to free the database from encryption.

NRA mentioned in one of its recent tweets that it has taken the incident seriously and will take all necessary measures to protect the information of its user base here-on.

Coming to the Evil Corp ransomware gang, it has a history of stealing credentials of 100s of banks and financial institutions in over 40 countries and has also targeted the US Treasury Department recently with a $100 million theft.

According to the researchers of Cybereason, Grief Ransomware spread by Russia-based Evil Corp has a custom of threatening its victims with serious consequences if they approach law enforcement or a security firm for data recovery.

The gang follows a practice of leaking the stolen details one at a time, to prove their authenticity of hacking into the network and to pressurize the victim for paying up the mentioned ransom.  

Note- Founded in 1871 and evolving as per the time, the NRA is a gun rights protection group that also teaches firearm safety and competency to individual/s possessing arms and ammunition.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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