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The Week in Ransomware – April 29, 2022

This week we have discovered numerous new ransomware operations that have started operating, and one appears to be a rebranding of previous operations.

The Quantum ransomware gang has seen a spike in victims, with a report showing the gang deploying the encryptor in quick attacks.

We also learned about a new ransomware gang called Black Basta that has rapidly racked up victims while, for the most part, remaining under the radar until this week.

Some of the recent victims of Black Basta are the American Dental Association and Deutsche Windtechnik.

The other news this week is the discovery that Onyx ransomware deliberately destroys files larger than 2 MB, so there is no point in paying a ransom.

Finally, Austin Peay State University suffered a ransomware attack and used the unusual tactic of posting the news on Twitter that students and faculty should shut down their computers.

Contributors and those who provided new information and ransomware stories this week include: @fwosar