US and Australia warn of escalating Avaddon ransomware attacks

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) are warning of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations from an extensive array of sectors in the US and worldwide.

The FBI said in a TLP:GREEN flash alert last week that Avaddon ransomware affiliates are trying to breach the networks of manufacturing, healthcare, and other private sector organizations around the world.

The ACSC expanded on the targeting information today, saying that the ransomware gang’s affiliates are targeting entities from a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to government, finance, law enforcement, energy, information technology, and health.

While the FBI only mentions the ongoing attacks, the ACSC also provides a list of countries under attack, including the US, UK, Germany, China, Brazil, India, UAE, France, and Spain, to name just a few.

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