This week we had seen quite a few campaigns that had widespread distribution. These campaigns are either being installed over accessible Remote Desktop Services or malspam. The biggest news is a variant of the Hermes ransomware called Ryuk that has generated over 600k USD for the developers.
The biggest news was the release of the Princess Evolution RaaS and a new variant of the Dharma ransomware utilizing the .cmb extension for encrypted files. Otherwise, it was mostly small variants released that will not likely have many victims.
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.
This week has mostly been small variants released, with a bunch of new Scarab Ransomware variants. The most interesting ransomware news this week are the CoinVault authors being in a Netherlands court in front of a three-judge panel.
This was a busy week with lot's of new variants of active ransomware being released. We also have Sigrun offering free decryption to Russian victims and a awesome facepalm waiting for you at the end of the article.
It has been mostly small variants released this week, with a few Scarab variants released and various U.S. government agencies being hit with ransomware. Otherwise, it's mostly ransomware that will not make it into the actual wild.
Ransomware is definitely slowing down with most big attacks being targeted over RDP. With that said, we do see a steady stream of smaller ransomware infections that continue to be created, even if they never have much impact at all.
This week was mostly small variants released, but we did have some interesting news. First we had a Microsoft engineer facing federal charges for involvement in the Reveton Ransomware, a decryptor released for Vortex, the Magnitude exploit kit is now pushing GandCrab, and a ransomware is trying to make money off of Syrian refugees.
This week we saw the release of new decrypters for Magniber, LockCrypt, and WhiteRose. The other big news is that addition of ransomware detection and file restore in Office 365. Otherwise, it has mostly been small variants that were released this week.
This week was definitely a lot busier than the previous one. During the past two weeks we have had some interesting ransomware released such as Zenis, which deletes files associated with backups, and AVCrypt that tries to uninstall your security software. We also had a bunch of organizations affected by SamSam.
It has been a pretty slow ransomware week as most of the malware developers have started pushing cryptominers. We did see the continued distribution of the GnuPG based Qwerty Ransomware and a new variant of the GandCrab ransomware that makes it secure again.
This week's article combines the previous week's stories as well. Lots of small in-dev ransomware over the last two weeks, but also a few RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) implementations were released and decryptor for GandCrab was released.
The biggest news this week is the UK formally attributing NotPetya to Russian attackers. Also if interest this week is the release of the Saturn Ransomware, which has a more organized feel compared to other ransomware distributions currently being distributed
Lots of small variants released this week, but surprisingly most are actually active and being distributed. The big stories are new distribution methods for GandCrab, decryptors for Cryakl variants and MoneroPay, and a new ransomware called Black Ruby.
While we are continuing to see less ransomware developed and more attackers focusing on a few large-impact strains, Ransomware is unfortunately not dead. This was particularly apparent this week with plenty of news to go around.
This week was for the most part only small variants released. Of particular interest is the release of two CryptoMix variants and a in-development ransomware that is specifically targeting the J.Sterling Morton high school students through a fake student survey.
Not much to report this week as we did not have a lot of releases of new variants or updated existing variants. The biggest news was the discovery of the RedBoot bootlocker ransomware and Locky continuing its mass spam campaigns.
It has been another week of mostly small little in-dev ransomware that will never make it to distribution. In other news, Locky continues to send out large spam campaigns as it tries to become a major player again. Otherwise, not much to report, which we are always happy about.
From new ransomware and WannaCry imitations to decryption keys being released, ransomware developers continue to keep us busy.. This article will keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments in ransomware.
What a crazy end of the week we had with the WanaCrypt0r RansomApocaGeddonWare! This ransomware literally took the entire world by storm by utilizing the NSA EternalBlue SMBv1 exploit to install ransomware on many high profile victims. While that was definitely the big news, the good news is we also saw a some decryptors released.