Ransomware is running rampant! This week we have 10 stories, with 6 new ransomware, a decryptor, Locky being distributed as a DLL, and more. Pop culture ransomware continues to be the "thing" as new Purge and Pokemon based ransomware were also released this week.
Over the past few days, the Locky / Zepto developers have switched to using a DLL to install the Locky Ransomware rather than an executable. This is probably being done for further obfuscation and to bypass executable blockers as rundll32.exe is typically white listed.
The Domino Ransomware is a new infection discovered by Daniel Gallagher and Michael Gillespie that is based off of the Hidden Tear open-source ransomware project. This ransomware is distributed as a KMSpico installer, encrypts your files with the .Domino extension, and contains a ransom note with a cow in it.
Typically when information security firm's discover vulnerabilities in hardware, they disclose them to the manufacturer so that they can be fixed. Healthcare security firm, MedSec, is breaking from this norm and instead shared this information with the Muddy Waters Research firm who has shorted the stock based on this information.
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