The ransom originally asked for about $300 in bitcoin, but the system that collected money from victims for decryption keys quickly disintegrated. NotPetya was designed to do as much damage to the Ukrainian infrastructure as possible. Not only did it shut down Ukrainian power plants, banking services, and supermarkets, but NotPetya also infected hundreds of thousands of computers in over 100 countries. Additionally, the ransomware shut down Maersk, the largest shipping container vessel in the world, along with FedEx (causing a reported $300 million in damage). Destruction Zone: 100+ countries
The worldwide Accellion #cyberattacks appear to have originated from the infamous Clop #ransomware gang. https://wbrt.io/2P5E1Ln
Our #BrightCloud Threat Intelligence associated the IP address of the SolarWind's Orion update with a botnet in the summer of last year.
A properly configured security tool using our #threatintelligence data would have blocked comms with the C&C server. https://wbrt.io/3aQsjv7