August 15, 2021
Conti is one of the more successful ransomware gangs that are currently still operating. According to the FBI, they have over 400 victims and on average demand 25 million USD to have the data that they have stolen decrypted. Unlike other ransomware gangs who avoid attacking critical infrastructure such as hospitals and law enforcement agencies, Conti goes after whoever they can to make money. Conti works similarly to DarkSide and REvil in that it provides Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). This means that they create the ransomware as a product and sell it to affiliates who have gained access to networks by purchasing it from other cybercrime groups.