Ransomware Behind Norsk Hydro Attack Takes On Wiper-Like Capabilities


Researchers are still looking for answers when it comes to LockerGoga’s initial infection method – and what the attackers behind the ransomware really want.

LockerGoga, the malware that took down Norsk Hydro last week, has taken the industrial world by storm, as researchers race to uncover more about the mysterious ransomware that crippled several of the aluminum maker’s plants.

Questions still remain about how the malware first infects the system it targets, who is behind the attacks – and what they want. But there is one thing researchers can agree on when it comes to the seemingly-unsophisticated LockerGoga: Its developers are actively adding capabilities and targeting operations with attacks bent on destruction and costing companies millions.

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Source: ThreatPost