Mojang announced today that The Minecraft Movie will be coming to 3D and IMAX on May 24th 2019. Being produced by Lego Movie producer Roy Lee, and written and directed by Rob McElhnney, the Minecraft Movie is eagerly anticipated by people of all ages.
A new ransomware (eduware?) called EduCrypt was discovered by AVG security researcher Jakub Kroustek that tries to teach its victims a lesson about ransomware. Like other encrypting malware, EduCrypt will encrypt a victim's files, but instead of demanding a ransom, it gives the victim the password for free along with a reprimand.
The Bart Ransomware is an offline ransomware infection that turns all of your files into password protected zip files. This ransomware shares many similarities with Locky and may be distributed by the same developers.
This was a big week for ransomware news primarily because the Necurs Botnet returned with a new campaign for the Locky ransomware. This week we also have 5 new ransomware infections, a change in the CryptXXX extension, and to end on a good note, a couple of decryptors.