Over the weekend, the Kraken Cryptor Ransomware released version 2.0.6, which now connects to BleepingComputer during different stages of their encryption process. It is not known what they are trying to achieve by doing this, but it does provide BleepingComputer with insight into the amount of its victims. […]

from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kraken-cryptor-ransomware-connecting-to-bleepingcomputer-during-encryption/