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New VegaLocker ransomware variant targets healthcare and IT sectors

December 12, 2019 / Malware and Vulnerabilities

Cybercriminals have developed a new ransomware variant called Zeppelin. It is being used to target healthcare and tech companies in U.S., Canada, and Europe. The ransomware is reportedly a new variant of the VegaLocker/Buran Ransomware. Beginning its journey as VegaLocker, the ransomware evolved into a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) on Russian hacker forums under the name Buran in May 2019. Affiliates who joined the RaaS would earn 75 percent of the ransom payment, while the Buran operators would earn 25 percent. The latest variant of this ransomware family is now Zeppelin.