ransomware: China-based hackers targeting firms with 'NightSky' ransomware: Microsoft

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Microsoft has warned that China-based cyber criminals are currently targeting companies and individuals to install a "double extortion" new ransomware strain that emerged last month. As early as January 4, attackers started exploiting the Log4j 'Log4Shell' flaw in VMware 's Horizon product in internet-facing systems. "Our investigation shows that successful intrusions in these campaigns led to the deployment of the NightSky ransomware. These attacks are performed by a China-based ransomware operator that we're tracking as DEV-0401," Microsoft said in a statement on Monday. In addition, HAFNIUM , a threat actor group operating out of China, has been observed utilising the...