Agenda Ransomware Uses Rust to Target More Vital Industries

This year, ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) groups like BlackCat, Hive, and RansomExx have developed versions of their ransomware in Rust, a cross-platform language that makes it easier to tailor malware to different operating systems like Windows and Linux. In this blog entry, Trend Micro shed light on Agenda (also known as Qilin), another ransomware group that has started using this language.

According to trend Micro observations in the past month, the Agenda ransomware’s activities included posting numerous companies on its leak site. The threat actors not only claimed that they were able to breach the servers of these companies but also threatened to publish their files. The companies that the ransomware group posts on its leak site are located in different countries and belong mostly in the manufacturing and IT industries, with a combined revenue that surpasses US$550 million.

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Source: Trend Micro