The Curious Case of “Monti” Ransomware: A Real-World Doppelganger

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The Curious Case of “Monti” Ransomware: A Real-World Doppelganger

A ransomware victim called in the BlackBerry Incident Response (IR) team during this year’s 4th of July holiday weekend. We quickly realized we were investigating an attack by a previously unknown group, calling themselves “MONTI.” They encrypted nearly 20 user hosts along with a multi-host VMware ESXi cluster that brought down over 20 servers. Threat research shows that the only credible reference of the “Monti” ransomware group…

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