Microsoft Connects USB Worm Attacks to ‘EvilCorp’ Ransomware Gang


According to fresh data from Redmond’s threat intelligence team, a ransomware-as-a-service gang it tracks as DEV-0206 has been caught rigging online ads to trick targets into installing a loader for additional malware previously attributed to EvilCorp.

Even more ominously, Microsoft said its research teams discovered EvilCorp malware distribution tactics and observed behavior all over the ‘Raspberry Robin’ worm seen squirming through corporate networks earlier this week.

The connection suggests the cybercriminals behind the EvilCorp operation are working with other groups to get around the U.S. Justice department sanctions that block ransomware extortion payments.