Emsisoft has released two decryptors today for the Xorist family and 777 Ransomware infections. Both infections have been active for quite a while, but now victims can use these decryptors to recover their encrypted files for free.
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A new dark web site called the Hall of Ransom states that they are selling ransomware infections, including a new one called Goliath. This site makes some pretty over-the-top claims and contains some text in their site's source code that makes me think they are linked to the Jigsaw ransomware.
Today apple released updates for iTunes, iOS, Safari, OS X El Capitan, tvOS, and watchOS. It is advised that all users of these products install the updates immediately as there were numerous critical vulnerabilities fixed.
Wow..this has been a crazy week when it comes to ransomware. Since Monday, we have had 6 new ransomware infections, 1 new Ransomware as a Service, and 1 update to an existing ransomware. Been a busy week and have not been able to write about everything, so I thought I would put together a roundup of all the ransomware news.
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This week ProofPoint announced that the CryptXXX ransomware was updated to version 2.0 and that Kaspersky's descryptor no longer worked. Today Kaspersky announced that they have released an updated decryptor that can now decrypt version 2.0 encrypted files as well.
For years now Remote Tech Support scams have been running rampant and scaring people into buying unnecessary support services. It appears Microsoft feels the same way as they have decided to ban all advertisements for third-party technical support services to consumers in Bing.
The developers behind the Petya and Mischa Ransomware infections have also released a Ransomware as a Service portal. This service allows malware distributors to earn a revenue share by distributing the Petya ransomware installers.
In order to stop leaving money on the table, the developers of Petya have bundled an extra ransomware called Mischa into the installer. Mischa is used as a backup ransomware infection in the event that Petya is unable to be installed due to a lack privileges
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The notorious Jigsaw Ransomware has rebranded itself as CryptoHitman and now uses the character from the popular Hitman video games and movies. In addition to adding the Hitman character to its locker screen, CryptoHitman also covers the lock screen with pornographic images that are definitely not safe for work.