The Week in Ransomware – January 20th 2017 – Satan RaaS, Spora, Locky, and More

gennaio 25, 2017

The Week in Ransomware – January 20th 2017 – Satan RaaS, Spora, Locky, and More

This week we continue to see more ransomware being released as well as changes in the distribution of the larger ransomware infections. For example, Locky has had a very low distribution lately since the holidays, but according to the Cisco Talos Group, it is starting to pick up again. We also seeing the Spora ransomware being thrown into the mix, where malware distribution sites that typically were pushing Cerber, started to push Locky and Spora.

Another big story is the discovery of a new Ransomware as a Service called Satan.  RaaS is nothing new, but what makes Satan stand out is the RaaS developer actually offering help in creating malicious documents and macros that can be used to distribute their ransomware.

The good news is that Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft was able to decrypt two more ransomware variants this week, so victims who are affected by them will be able to…

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Fonte: Bleeping Computer – www.bleepingcomputer.com

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