HelloKitty ransomware adds DDoS attacks to extortion tactics.


The FBI has sent out a flash alert warning private industry partners that the HelloKitty ransomware gang (aka FiveHands) has added distributed denialofservice (DDoS) attacks to their arsenal of extortion tactics.

The FBI said that the ransomware group would take their victims’ official websites down in DDoS attacks if they didn’t comply with the ransom demands.

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