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Cybercrime, Darkside gang now target stock markets organizations

Recorded Future: Darkside gang now target stock markets organizations. The ransomware group will notify info to crooked market traders in advance, so they can short a company’s stock price

Darkside cybercrime group now targets organizations listed on NASDAQ or other stock markets. It has been discovered by Recorded Future cybersecurity experts. In a message posted on their dark web portal, the ransomware gang said it is willing to notify crooked market traders in advance so they can short a company’s stock price before they list its name on their website as a victim. They believe that the negative impact of having a traded company’s name listed on their website would be enough to cause its stock price to fall and for a crooked trader to make a profit. The announcement also serves to increase the pressing on the hacked companies that not paying the ransoms.

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