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December 14, 2023


Karakurt, a particularly nasty extortion gang that uses “extensive harassment” to pressure victims into handing over millions of dollars in ransom payments after compromising their IT infrastructure, pose a “significant challenge” for network defenders, we’re told.

This is largely because the criminals use such a wide variety of tactics, techniques, and procedures. So to help organizations avoid getting caught by this crew, the FBI, and the US government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Treasury Department, and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network released an extensive list of vulnerabilities and methods the gang exploits and uses for initial access, the software tools they abuse to snoop around and steal data, and the payment wallets and even email addresses used in the group’s extortion attacks.

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