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RedEnergy Stealer-as-a-Ransomware Threat Targeting Energy and Telecom Sectors

July 5, 2023

A sophisticated stealer-as-a-ransomware threat dubbed RedEnergy has been spotted in the wild targeting energy utilities, oil, gas, telecom, and machinery sectors in Brazil and the Philippines through their LinkedIn pages.

The malware “possesses the ability to steal information from various browsers, enabling the exfiltration of sensitive data, while also incorporating different modules for carrying out ransomware activities,” Zscaler researchers Shatak Jain and Gurkirat Singh said in a recent analysis.

The goal, the researchers noted, is to couple data theft with encryption with the goal of inflicting maximum damage to the victims.

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