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Conti Ransomware Campaign Blitz Hits Over 40 Companies In 5 Weeks


Shortly after hitting Parker Hannifin Corporation, a major component supplier for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the Conti ransomware group abandoned the Conti name and split off into smaller groups that coordinate with the larger group’s leadership. This move came after Conti targeted the government of Costa Rica with ransomware. By targeting a government, the ransomware group may have invoked state actors to increase their efforts to take down Conti leadership, forcing the group to break apart into smaller cells for increased operations security (OPSEC). Even before the attack on Costa Rica’s government, the US Department of State announced a $10 million reward for information that helps identify or locate key members of the Conti ransomware group.

While Conti may no longer be operating under that name, cybersecurity researchers are still analyzing attacks perpetrated by the group before its dissolution. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Group-IB have published a ...


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