Ransomware gangs targeting companies in M&A transition

United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, shortly known as FBI, has issued a warning that all those companies in the process of merger and acquisition should keep their networks secure from ransomware attacks.

Often threat actors are behind those firms that are involved in time sensitive monetary events such as merger or acquisition. As it gives criminals a chance to target, businesses that can spill valuable info that can fetch them smart to them in the web market.

FBI has issued a warning that those companies that are in M&A transition should keep a close watch on their IT Infrastructure. Otherwise, it can affect their company’s stock prices in the event of a digital disaster like a ransomware attack or a Ddos attack to disrupt a computer network forever.

Supporting the law enforcement agency’s prediction is the recent message posted by DarkSide Ransomware gang that announced that its members are constantly on a prowl of companies that are trading on NASDAQ and other stock exchanges are looking to buy or sell their valued assets.

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