Medusa Ransomware Turning Your Files into Stone

Unit 42 Threat Intelligence analysts have noticed an escalation in Medusa ransomware activities and a shift in tactics toward extortion, characterized by the introduction in early 2023 of their dedicated leak site called the Medusa Blog.

Medusa threat actors use this site to disclose sensitive data from victims unwilling to comply with their ransom demands. As part of their multi-extortion strategy, this group will provide victims with multiple options when their data is posted on their leak site, such as time extension, data deletion or download of all the data. All of these options have a price tag depending on the organization impacted by this group.

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Source: Palo Alto Unit 42