Ryuk Ransomware is a ransomware family that was first found in the wild in August 2018. It is one of the most virulent ransomware strains on the market. Ryuk has been observed being used to attack companies or professional environments. This ransomware can lock your files or systems and hold them hostage for ransom. Ryuk targets high-profile enterprises in order to obtain essential information that will impair the victim’s operations.
Ryuk is a form of ransomware used in targeted attacks, in which threat actors encrypt important data to demand big ransom payments. Emotet or TrickBot malware is widely used to spread Ryuk ransomware. Ryuk’s code is comparable to that of the Hermes ransomware. The Ryuk ransomware is believed to be operated by the Russian cybercriminal group WIZARD SPIDER.