As more and more ransomware outbreaks are discovered, the line has become blurred in whether they are being utilized as a wiper or an actual ransomware. Such is the case with a new ransomware attack called ONI that has been used in targeted month long attacks against Japanese companies.
A new bootlocker ransomware called RedBoot will encrypt files on the computer, replace the MBR, or Master Boot Record, of the system drive and then appears to trash the partition table.
A new ransomware called Satana was discovered by Malwarebytes security researcher S!Ri that packs a 2 in one punch. When installed, the Santana Ransomware will encrypt your files using a standard file crypter and then also install a bootlocker to prevent you from logging into Windows.