Version 53.0.2785.143 m of Google Chrome was released today that fixes for 2 remote code execution vulnerabilities that were submitted to Pwnium. Remote code execution vulnerabilities are considered critical as it could allow attackers and malicious web sites to remotely execute any command they wish on an affected computer.
This week really picked up when it comes to ransomware news. Lots of new variants, new decryptors, and new ransomware. Of particular interest this week is Locky switching to using the ODIN extension and for security companies releasing a lot of decryptors this week.
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Kaspersky posted a great article about their TeamXrat Ransomware analysis and how they were able to create a decryptor for its victims. Reported back in mid September in our forums, I and other security researchers were never able to find an actual sample of the malware.
Today we bring you Princess Locker; the ransomware only royalty could love. First discovered by Michael Gillespie, Princess Locker encrypts a victim's data and then demands a hefty ransom amount of 3 bitcoins, or approximately $1,800 USD, to purchase a decryptor.