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NamesOldGremlin (Group-IB)
CountryRussia Russia
MotivationFinancial crime, Financial gain
First seen2020
Description(Group-IB) Group-IB Threat Intelligence team recently tracked a successful attack conducted on a Russian medical company by OldGremlin, a new criminal group. The threat actor encrypted the company's entire corporate network and demanded a $50,000 ransom. It is common knowledge that Russian hackers have an unspoken rule about not working within Russia and post-Soviet countries. Yet OldGremlin, made up of Russian speakers, is actively attacking Russian companies: banks, industrial enterprises, medical organizations, software developers… According to Group-IB expert estimations, since the spring OldGremlin has conducted at least seven phishing campaigns. The hackers have impersonated the self-regulatory organization Mikrofinansirovaniye i Razvitiye (SRO MiR); a Russian metallurgical holding company; the Belarusian plant Minsk Tractor Works; a dental clinic; and the media holding company RBC.
ObservedSectors: Financial, Healthcare, Media.
Countries: Russia.
Tools usedCobalt Strike, TinyCryptor, TinyNode, TinyPosh.
Operations performedFeb 2021Old Gremlins, new methods
<https://blog.group-ib.com/oldgremlin_comeback>
Information<https://www.group-ib.com/blog/oldgremlin>

Last change to this card: 03 May 2022

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