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Hackers target Microsoft SQL servers in Mimic ransomware attacks
2024-01-09 18:50

A group of financially motivated Turkish hackers targets Microsoft SQL servers worldwide to encrypt the victims' files with Mimic ransomware.

"The timeline for the events was about one month from initial access to the deployment of MIMIC ransomware on the victim domain."

"Mimic will drop the Everything binaries used to aid the encryption process. The Mimic dropper in our case 'red25.exe,' dropped all of the necessary files in order for the main ransomware payload to complete its objectives," Securonix said.

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