Ransomware Attackers Offer Holiday Discounts and Greetings

To celebrate the holidays, ransomware operators are providing discounts or season’s greetings to entice victims into paying a ransom demand.

As ransomware operators look at their organizations as a business, it is not surprising to see them offering discounts or season’s greetings to their victims.

Such is the case with the Sodinokibi Ransomware (REvil) who MalwareHunterTeam noticed had changed their ransom note over the holidays to include a new message wishing the victims a “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”.

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Alex Anghelus

SC Prodefence SRL CEO - Cyber Security, Pentesting & Ethical Hacking - Malware Analyst

SC ProDefence SRL - Cyber Security Services