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

April 18, 2018


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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