NetWalker Ransomware Operators Targets Nicholas Rick & Co, a Full-Service Public Accounting Firm Based in Silicon Valley

The NetWalker ransomware operators are making them recognised by leaking highly sensitive data of big companies. Recently, they targeted Nicholas Rick & Co, which is an American based professional accounting firm.

Nichols, Rick and Company, CPA is a full-service public accounting firm based in Silicon Valley specializing in auditing and consulting services to small and medium-sized closely held businesses. They are members of the AICPA’s Division for Firms and the California Society of CPA’s. They have built the firm employing a philosophy of moderate steady growth enabled by our unparalleled commitment to complete personal service. That commitment to service, coupled with intense partner-level involvement on every engagement, has permitted us to attract and retain a wide range of business clients desiring the best in terms of professional competence and personal attention. Their most recent peer review resulted in an unmodified opinion.  To see the entire report you can just click on 2016 Peer Review 

Below is the message posted by the NetWalker ransomware operators on their online blog-:

The Cyble Research Team has verified and reported the data leak of around 15 GB, which includes a number of confidential and financial documents of the company and their clients. Below is the snapshot of a list of folders being leaked by the ransomware operators.

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