This was a pretty quiet week with mostly small variants, one new active release, and a large organization getting hit. This article outlines what new ransomware has been released and other ransomware related stories.
According to reports, computers at the PGA have been infected with ransomware. The victims learned they were infected on Tuesday when ransom notes started appearing on their screen.
On Monday, officials from Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su), a borough part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area, said they are still recovering from a ransomware infection that took place last week, on July 24.
The authors of the infamous Dridex banking trojan and the Necurs spam botnet appear to have also created the FriedEx ransomware, according to an ESET report released earlier today.
Several hospitals part of the NHS Lanarkshire board were hit on Friday by a version of the Bit Paymer ransomware. The infection took root on late Friday, August 25. NHS Lanarkshire officials acknowledged the incident right away.