Kraken Resurfaces From the Deep Web
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The Kraken Cryptor ransomware has been spotted in the Fallout Exploit Kit, resurfacing an old threat and hinting at the future of ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS).
Kraken has had a “notable development path” over the past few months, report experts from McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team and Recorded Future’s Insikt group, who collaborated on this analysis. Kraken’s presence strengthened toward the end of September, when a security researcher found it bundled in the Fallout Exploit Kit, which is known for deploying Gandcrab ransomware.
Read more about Kraken’s recent ‘development path’ on DarkReading.