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Ransomware makes victim donate to poor, financial help to needy patients

The company warned that Goodwill ransomware could also result in temporary, and possibly permanent, loss of company data and a possible shutdown of company's operations and accompanied revenue loss

Ransomware attack, Cyber security
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Once infected, the GoodWill ransomware worm encrypts documents, photos, videos, database, and other important files and renders them inaccessible without the decryption key.

Press Trust of India
A new ransomware has been detected in India that makes victims donate new clothes to homeless, feed kids in branded pizza outlets and provide financial help to anyone who needs urgent medical attention but cannot afford it, according to digital risk monitoring firm Cloudsek.
The company warned that the Goodwill ransomware could also result in temporary, and possibly permanent, loss of company data and a possible shutdown of the company's operations and accompanied revenue loss.
"GoodWill ransomware was identified by CloudSEK researchers in March 2022. As the threat group's name suggests, the operators are allegedly interested in promoting social justice rather than

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 1:53 AM IST

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