"Junk gun" ransomware: the cheap new threat to small businesses


What’s going on? A wave of cheap, crude, amateurish ransomware has been spotted on the dark web – and although it may not make as many headlines as LockBit , Rhysida , and BlackSuit , it still presents a serious threat to organizations. What’s “junk gun” ransomware? It’s a name coined by Sophos researchers for unsophisticated ransomware that is often sold cheaply as a one-time purchase. “Junk gun” ransomware is appealing to a criminal who wants to operate independently but lacks technical skills. Can you give some examples? Sure. The Kryptina ransomware was made available for sale in December…

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