Emerging ‘Prometheus’ ransomware claims 30 victims in a dozen countries, Palo Alto Networks says

A new ransomware group claims to have breached 30 organizations in government, financial services, health care services, and energy firms in the United States, United Kingdom, and a dozen more countries, according to Palo Alto Networks research published Wednesday. The group, which Palo Alto researchers have dubbed “Prometheus,” most frequently targets the manufacturing industry. The activity comes amid ongoing concern about the effect of ransomware on national security and global supply chains after incidents at Colonial Pipeline and the meat-processing corporation JBS. “The Prometheus ransomware gang has the potential to target organizations that would lead to national concerns,” Doel Santos, threat intelligence analyst at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, wrote in an email. “These threat actors are opportunistic. They are willing to target any organization.” The group has also targeted victims in manufacturing, logistics, consulting, agriculture, insurance, and legal industries. Prometheus claims to be affiliated with REvil, a Russia-based hacking
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