This week we have 3 new ransomware variants, 2 new ransomware infections, and 4 new ransomware decryptors. Stampado finally popped its head out of its hole, but was quickly squashed and a slew of new decryptors were released. Overall, a good week for the good guys.
For about a week since Stampado was discovered being sold on the darkweb for the cheap price of $39 USD, no samples were available. That changed today when two samples of Stampado appeared on VirusTotal. It is currently unknown if these samples are from a live distribution campaign or were submitted by the distributor/developer to te
On July 8th 2016, we received a 51 page opinion & order from the Judge regarding our Motion to Dismiss. Due to the very high standards required when deciding if a claim should be dismissed, only 1 out of 4 of Enigma's claims were dismissed. We are confident, though, that since we can now show the facts, we will ultimately win.
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AVG has released a decryptor for the Bart Ransomware infection, which stores your files in password-protected zip files. Created by the same actors behind Dridex and Locky, Bart Ransomware will password protect a victim's data without communicating with a command & control server.
Version 52.0.2743.82 of Google Chrome was released today that contains 48 security fixes. Of those 48 fixes, 17 were highlighted as coming from external sources and being eligible for a bounty for their disclosure.
A decryptor has been released by ransomware expert BloodDolly that will can decrypt files encrypteby the ODCODC Ransomware. Though the Command & Control servers are no longer active, many ransomware victims do not pay the ransom and hold on to their encrypted files in the hope that a decryptor can be created.
A new ransomware has been discovered by AVG malware analyst @JakubKroustek called HolyCrypt. This ransomware is written in Python and compiled into a Windows executable using PyInstaller. This allows the developer to distribute all of the necessary Python files as a single executable.
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As the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update grows nearer, Microsoft has made some free offers available in the Windows 10 store. These offers include new game features, contests, a free movie rental, and four free months of free music with Microsoft Groove.
A new variant of the CryptXXX ransomware has been released that is not only modifying the extension of encrypted files, but is now renaming the entire file. When installed, my file's names were completely scrambled to a seemingly random filename and extension.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14393 to insiders on the fast ring. This build only fixes a few things, with most of the improvements and fixes geared towards mobile. Of special note is the resolving of an issue that was causing battery drain on older devices like the Lumia 535, 640, 735, 830, and 930.