A new ransomware called CommonRansom was discovered that has a very bizarre request. In order to decrypt a computer after a payment is made, they require the victim to open up Remote Desktop Services on the affected computer and send them admin credentials in order to decrypt the victim's files.
During this week, we did not see a large amount of smaller variants released compared to what we have historically seen. This is because ransomware has moved towards large network-wide breaches by variants such SamSam, BitPaymer, and Dharma over publicly exposed remote desktop services.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, have issued a security alert regarding attacks being conducted through the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol. This article will provide more information about these attacks and how to protect yourself.
A new variant of the Matrix Ransomware has been discovered that is renaming encrypted files and then appending the .FOX extension to the file name. Of particular interest, this ransomware could have the most exhaustive process of making sure each and every file is not opened and available for encrypting.
A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files.
A new ransomware was discovered this week by MalwareHunterTeam called Black Ruby. This ransomware will encrypt the files on a computer, scramble the file name, and then append the BlackRuby extension. To make matters worse, Black Ruby will also install a Monero miner on the computer that utilizes as much of the CPU as it scan.
Since the end of September, the DXXD Ransomware has been targeting servers and encrypting their files. In the past, Michael Gillespie was able to create a decryptor based on the encrypted files that were submitted to his ID-Ransomware service, but this was short lived when the developer modified the encryption algorithm.