Bee-Ware of Trigona, An Emerging Ransomware Strain

Trigona ransomware is a relatively new strain that security researchers first discovered in late October 2022. By analyzing Trigona ransomware binaries and ransom notes obtained from VirusTotal, as well as information from Unit 42 incident response, we determined that Trigona was very active during December 2022, with at least 15 potential victims being compromised. Affected organizations are in the manufacturing, finance, construction, agriculture, marketing and high technology industries.

Unit 42 researchers identified two new Trigona ransom notes in January 2023 and two in February 2023. Trigona’s ransom notes are unique; rather than the usual text file, they are instead presented in an HTML Application with embedded JavaScript containing unique computer IDs (CID) and victim IDs (VID).

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Source: Palo Alto Unit 42