Thankfully, it was a slow week this week when it comes to ransomware. For this week we had 3 new variants of existing ransomware, 2 new ransomware infections, and an updated decryptor.
The Shark Ransomware Project that appeared in July 2016 has rebranded as the Atom Ransomware Affiliate Program, offering an improved service for crooks that want to start a life in cyber-crime. Just like Shark, the service is still available on the public Internet, which is strange because most of its rivals prefer anonymity.
Wow... it has been a really busy week for ransomware. The top stories this week are the rise of Pop Culture Ransomware, as seen by two Pokemon variants and a Mr. Robot variant, and Check Point's Cerber report and short-lived, but useful, decryption service.
A new Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS, called the Shark Ransomware Project has been discovered. The Shark Ransomware Project offers would-be criminals the ability to create their own customized ransomware without needing any technical experience and by simply filling out a form and clicking a button.