Egregor Ransomware Threatens ‘Mass-Media’ Release of Corporate Data

A freshly discovered family of ransomware called Egregor has been spotted in the wild, using a tactic of siphoning off corporate information and threatening a “mass-media” release of it before encrypting all files.

Egregor is an occult term meant to signify the collective energy or force of a group of individuals, especially when the individuals are united toward a common purpose — apropos for a ransomware gang. According to an analysis from Appgate, the code seems to be a spinoff of the Sekhmet ransomware (itself named for the Egyptian goddess of healing) – a link that was also noted by other researchers..

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Source: ThreatPost