This week we have leaked keys, analysis of a new family, 1 new ransomware variants, 3 new ransomware infections, and 1 new ransomware decryptor. It was a big week for the Petya and Mischa devs as they opened their Ransomware as a Service to the public and leaked 3,500 decryption keys for the Chimera Ransomware.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware has been discovered by Michael Gillespie that uses a new Anonymous themed background for the ransom note. Though there has been a previous variant of Jigsaw that included a Guy Fawkes mask, this new one implies that Anonymous is involved with the ransomware. The ransom screen's background now s
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a major increase in phone scams where the caller pretends to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The way these scams work, is a target will receive a phone call from a robocaller that states they are the IRS and that they are filing a lawsuit against the target.
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Today, the Petya and Mischa Ransomware devs have made their Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS, open to the public. For the past few months, the Petya & Mischa RaaS has been been in testing with a limited amount of supposed high volume distributors. As of today, any would-be criminal can signup and become an official distributor.