Egregor Ransomware Attack Hijacks Printers to Spit Out Ransom Notes

So, you’re a ransomware gang and you want to ensure that you have caught the attention of your latest corporate victim.

You could simply drop your ransom note onto the desktop of infected computers, informing the firm that their files have been encrypted.

Too dull?

You could lock infected PCs and display a ghoulish skull on a bright red background (most ransomware seems to insist upon using a shade of red. Maybe the developers have conducted market research as to what Pantone colour is most likely to ensure a swift coughing up of a ransom.)

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Source: Tripwire