New ransomware highlights widespread adoption of Golang language by cyberattackers

A new ransomware strain that utilizes Golang highlights the programming language’s increasing adoption by threat actors.

CrowdStrike secured a sample of a new ransomware variant, as of yet unnamed, that borrows features from HelloKitty/DeathRansom and FiveHands.

These ransomware strains are thought to have been active since 2019 and have been linked to attacks against the maker of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red (CDPR), as well as enterprise organizations.

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Source: ZDNet