A Ransomware Gang Bought Facebook Ads to Troll Its Victim

in all sorts of unpleasant and unexpected ways. The latest spin: The notorious Ragnar Locker gang apparently hacked into a deejay’s Facebook page and took out ads through his account to pressure the Campari Group, a recent victim, to pay up. (Yes, that sentence was a journey!) The ad campaign hit nearly 8,000 Facebook users before it got shut down. The ad itself warned that the hackers would release Campari’s data online if they failed to capitulate. As ransomware groups become increasingly emboldened, expect them to continue showing up in unexpected places—and causing unfathomable damage.

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