NBC News reports:
A notorious Russian cybercriminal group has posted what appear to be National Rifle Association files to the dark web. The group, known as Grief, posted 13 files to its website Wednesday and claimed to have hacked the NRA. It is threatening to release more of the files if not paid, though it did not publicly state how much.
Like many ransomware gangs, Grief often posts a handful files stolen from a victim in an efforts to spur a ransom payment.
While paying any ransomware hacker is a risk, Grief is particularly tricky. Cybersecurity experts widely believe Grief is a rebranded effort by a group of Russian cybercriminals who previously used the nickname Evil Corp, which is currently under sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department.
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NEW: Ransomware hackers believed tied to a sanctioned Russian criminal organization claim to have hacked the NRA, and published several recent files from the org as proof: https://t.co/poBY0MmIby
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More trouble for the troubled guns-rights group https://t.co/IhJb8Wm0Jf
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