Often enough, cybercrooks initiate attacks on specific targets. In the case of the N3TW0RM Ransomware threat, the N3TWORM ransomware gang has set its targets on Israel where they have launched waves of attacks on computers within Israeli companies, including a nonprofit organization that was recently breached.
The N3TW0RM Ransomware attacks have left many Israeli companies with no choice but to pay a ransom to get their files that were encrypted by N3TW0RM Ransomware back. The ransom is reportedly in the range of $173,000 or more. In fact, the ransom note from N3TW0RM Ransomware is claiming a ransom of $231,000, according to the note as seen on various computer security website and popular messaging app sources.
Currently, the N3TW0RM Ransomware doesn’t look for a massive payout as we’ve seen with many other ransomware threats in their demands for millions of dollars. Instead, it looks as if N3TW0RM Ransomware is only disrupting Israeli companies at the moment where they companies can afford to fork over the 6-figure ransom and restore their attacked systems.
Regardless of the current attacks of N3TW0RM Ransomware, computer users all over the globe should beware of N3TW0RM Ransomware and similar threats. Removal of threats like N3TW0RM Ransomware can be done with a proper antimalware resource and then use that resource to protect against similar future malware attacks.