reported about a FBI flash alert, “As of January, the FBI has identified at least 52 entities across 10 critical infrastructure sectors affected by RagnarLocker ransomware, including entities in the critical manufacturing, energy, financial services, government, and information technology sectors…”  The March 8 2022 report entitled “Ransomware Groups Target Global Critical Infrastructure” included these comments:

The FBI also shared a list of folders that are not encrypted by the malware:

  • Windows
  • Windows.old
  • Mozilla
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Tor browser
  • Internet Explorer
  • $Recycle.Bin
  • Program Data
  • Google
  • Opera
  • Opera Software

The RagnarLocker ransomware also does not encrypt files with extensions certain extensions – .db, .sys, .dll, .lnk, .msi, .drv, and .exe – the FBI says in its alert.

We all need to be mindful of these risks!

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