Karakurt:  Emerging data theft and cyber extortion hacking group.

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Karakurt: A New Emerging Data Theft and Cyber Extortion Hacking Group

A previously undocumented, financially motivated threat group has been connected to a string of data theft and extortion attacks on over 40 entities between September and November 2021. The hacker collective, which goes by the self-proclaimed name Karakurt and was first identified in June 2021, is …

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