MilkmanVictory Ransomware Created for Purpose of Attacking Scammers

Posted by AngelaWong, 23-05-2020

A hacking group claimed that it developed a new ransomware strain called “MilkmanVictory” for the purpose of attacking scammers.

Collectively known as “CyberWare,” the group announced their creation on Twitter in mid-May.
In an email conversation with Bleeping Computer, CyberWare revealed that they were using phishing emails as delivery vectors for their Hidden Tear-based creation. Those messages arrived with what appeared to be PDF documents. In reality, those attachments turned out to be executable files harboring the ransomware.

CyberWare went on to clarify that they weren’t leveraging MilkmanVictory to conduct traditional ransomware attacks against scammers. As quoted by Bleeping Computer.

The victims are saying they give “loan”, but you first have to pay and then you get nothing…. I do not ask for money because scammers do not deserve money for scamming innocent people.

All the victims received was a “ransom” note informing them that MilkmanVictory had destroyed their computers because its handlers knew that they were scammers.

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