FIN10: Anatomy of a Ransomware Phishing Extortion Operation

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Cyber security firm FireEye reported that that a number of Canadian mines and casinos were hacked by a group named FIN10 – FireEye labels FIN10 to be “one of the most disruptive threat actors observed in the region.”  It has been identified that these cyber criminals might be native English speakers.

FIN10 used phishing campaigns with malicious links, attachments, and documents, and also led users to compromised websites masked as either a legitimate holiday scheduling system or providing access to an online document like Google Docs. Clicking or accessing these would activate the ransomware and drop remote access trojans.

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