The Medusa ransomware gang has attacked DTD Express. DTD Express is a logistics and transportation company headquartered in London, England. Medusa posted DTD Express to its data leak site on August 15th but provided no further details. Medusa is a RaaS that debuted in the summer of 2021 and has evolved into one of the more active RaaS platforms in late 2022. The attackers restart infected machines in safe mode to avoid detection by security software and prevent recovery by deleting local backups, disabling startup recovery options, and deleting shadow copies. Medusa ramped up attacks in the latter part of 2022 and became one of the more active groups in the first quarter of 2023. Medusa typically demands ransoms in the millions of dollars, which can vary depending on the target organization’s ability to pay. The Medusa RaaS platform (not to be confused with the operators of the earlier MedusaLocker ransomware) ransomware typically compromises victim networks through malicious email attachments (macros), torrent websites, or malicious ad libraries. Medusa can terminate over 280 Windows services and processes without command line arguments, and there may be a Linux version as well, but it is unclear at this time. Medusa targets multiple industry verticals, especially healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and organizations in the public sector. Medusa also employs a double extortion scheme where some data is exfiltrated prior to encryption, and they are not as generous with their affiliate attackers, only offering as much as 60% of the ransom if paid.
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