Dead System Admin’s Credentials Used for Ransomware Attack

This Data Breach alert was published at 28.01.2021 10.26 on Data Breach Today.

Sophos: ‘Ghost’ Accounts Present a Potential Security Danger
The operators of the Nefilim ransomware used the credentials of a deceased system administrator to plant their crypto-locking malware in about 100 vulnerable systems during one attack, according to Sophos. These types of “ghost” accounts are an increasing issue for security teams.

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