Vice Society ransomware gang switches to new custom encryptor

The Vice Society ransomware operation has switched to using a custom ransomware encrypt that implements a strong, hybrid encryption scheme based on NTRUEncrypt and ChaCha20-Poly1305.

According to cybersecurity firm SentinelOne, which discovered the new strain and named it “PolyVice,” it’s likely that Vice Society sourced it from a vendor who supplies similar tools to other ransomware groups.

Vice Society first appeared in the summer of 2021, when they began stealing data from corporate networks and encrypting devices. The threat actors would then perform double-extortion attacks, threatening to publish the data if a ransom is not paid.

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Source: Bleeping Computer