Wagner Ransomware targets Russian Computers operating on Windows

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After the military group named Wagner took over the supremacy realms from Putin for a brief period in the last weekend, a new ransomware is said to be threatening all Windows machines operating in the Russian federation.

Wagner ransomware has started taking down computers operating on Microsoft software and is pleading the victim to join the paramilitary group that is getting ready to take down Shoigu, the military general leading Vladimir Putin army.

A note posted on the infected computers urges the victim to stop tolerating the atrocities of authorities and is urging them to wage a war against Shoigu, the Minister of Defense.

Cybersecurity firm Cyble has confirmed the news and added that the malware was written in Russian language and suggests that it was developed to take down systems of Moscow that waged war against Ukraine since February 24th,2022.

Wagner is a private army that is led by Yevgeny Prigozhin and operates beyond law and has powers to take down the government. All these days, the forces from Wagner were used abroad in various intelligence operations and succeeded to a certain extent. But now the group that is linked to far-right extremism and Neo-Nazism has become a fodder for the international media as its policies are going against the Putin led govt and are strongly condemning the national war against Kyiv.

Surprised by the oppose Putin administration is find ways to tackle and bring the situation under control and suspect that some western force is influencing their paramilitary forces to the core.

Currently, there is no news regarding who build Wagner Ransomware, and the military group hasn’t taken the responsibility of the development. However, Reddit is buzzing with a talk that those behind the spread of Chaos Ransomware could be involved in the file encrypting malware filled cyber-attack.

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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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