Ransomware Redefined: RedEnergy Stealer-as-a-Ransomware attacks

Zscaler ThreatLabz has discovered a new malware variant, RedEnergy stealer (not to be confused with the australian company Red Energy) that fits into the hybrid Stealer-as-a-Ransomware threat category. RedEnergy stealer uses a fake update campaign to target multiple industry verticals and possesses the ability to steal information from various browsers, enabling the exfiltration of sensitive data, while also incorporating different modules for carrying out ransomware activities.

The name of the malware was kept due to the common method names observed during the analysis.

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Source: Zscaler ThreatLabz