Today a new Locky Ransomware variant was discovered by @dvk01uk that now uses the .ODIN extension for encrypted files. It is important to note that if you are infected with this ransomware, you are not infected with the Odin Ransomware. You are instead infected by Locky, which is using the .ODIN extension. There is a difference.
With all the buzz around tonight's Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I decided to see if I could find any malware based around these polarizing candidates. Though I did not find anything related to Hillary Clinton, I did stumble upon a development version of the Donald Trump Ransomware.
A new deal is available for 70% off a EaseUS: Partition & PC Utility Bundle. This software bundle contains licenses for EaseUS Partition Master Pro, EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro, and EaseUS EverySync 3.0. These three programs would be normally priced at $119.85 if bought together, but have been discounted 70% to $34.95.
The Nagini Ransomware was discovered that takes its name from pet snake belonging to the the Harry Potter villain Voldemort. The addition of pop culture themes into ransomware infections has become a popular theme over the past month.
This has been the slowest ransomware week in a long time! Thank you devs for giving me some time to do other things! For this week we have some smaller ransomware releases as well as new updates to existing ransomware. We also have the continuing saga of Fabian smacking the Stampado and Apocalypse devs around with new decryptors.