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Lots of smaller ransomware infections released with no big updates from the larger players. Of particular note is a new program by the Cisco Talos Group that prevents the Master Boot Record from being modified by ransomware.
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Cisco Talos has released a Windows disk filter driver called MBRFilter that listens for programs trying to modify the Master Boot Record and blocks them. This effectively blocks these types of ransomware from being installed and encrypting the MBR.