Netwalker is a strain of ransomware discovered in September 2019, but its timestamp dates it back to late August. Initially believed to be a threat of the Mailto persuasion, it has since been established that it is an updated version of it. Mailto was discovered by independent cybersecurity researcher and Twitter user GrujaRS.
Incidents Associated with this Threat
- December 28, 2020: Netwalker Ransomware Group Behind Thyssenkrupp Attack in North America
- October 19, 2020: Energy company loses 5TB of data from encryption of ransomeware