It gained notoriety after announcing that it had violated SONY:
The singular attribute that separates this group from other ransomware groups is the warning to litigate victims for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), albeit the rationale behind this warning remains unclear:
The group refers to the ransom demand as a “digital tax for peace”, indicating that their actions are driven by a desire to fight for a greater cause. However, as mentioned in an interview provided to DailyDarkWeb:
- What are the primary motivations behind your attacks? Is it for financial gain, ideological reasons, or something else?
- Financial gain and sometimes political reason.