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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

April 18, 2018

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The first version of the SamSam (a.k.a. Samas or SamsamCrypt) ransomware was developed and released in late 2015 by a group of threat actors believed to reside in Eastern Europe.

The group itself is mostly a mystery, but the code it developed and the resulting pain from its usage isn’t. SamSam is a serious threat to organizations of all sizes, and we’ve seen a spike in SamSam-related attacks this year.

Here’s a breakdown of the malware and the group using it.

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