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Russian Ransomware Gang Claims to Have Hacked the NRA

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A ransomware gang believed to have Russian connections claims it just popped the National Rifle Association.

The ransomware gang, known as Grief Gang, posted files on its extortion site Wednesday that it claims to have stolen from the NRA, in an apparent attempt to pressure the NRA to pay them a ransom demand.

The file names suggest that the attackers, while targeting the NRA with ransomware—a malware meant to lock up victim computers until the victim pays a ransom—were able to steal files about “national grants” and minutes from an internal meeting.

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