After the failing to score $18k from shutting down hospitals and endangering lives, the makers of the Samsam ransomware have decided brute force is best.
Going back to basics, they’ve begun scanning for open ports on people’s servers, and conducting forced password cracking attacks. Once they’ve smashed through, they drop their infamous Samsam ransomware—an extortion software—on the system, and wait for payment.
And when they hit the Bingham County government servers in Idaho with their brute force attack, it may as well have been “Bingo” County.
Keeping in line with their “threatening lives” policy, the makers of Samsam struck the county’s 911 emergency systems, shutting down the infrastructure needed to send ambulances, police and firefighters to people literally in mortal peril.