Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware. It never seems to end. This week we see lots of little ransomware infections being developer or distributed. The good news is that we also have seen quite a few decryptors released to help those who were infected.
This has been the slowest ransomware week in a long time! Thank you devs for giving me some time to do other things! For this week we have some smaller ransomware releases as well as new updates to existing ransomware. We also have the continuing saga of Fabian smacking the Stampado and Apocalypse devs around with new decryptors.
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.
A new version of the Stampado ransomware has taken ransomware development to a new low by encrypting files already encrypted by other ransomware.
This week we have 6 new ransomware, 1 distasteful ransom note, 2 decryptors, and an update to Locky. Of particular note is the CryLocker Ransomware, which uses Imgur.com to store information about its victims. We also have a new ransomware being sold, an update to Locky, and security researchers fighting back!
A new version of the Stampado ransomware called Philadelphia is being sold on underground criminal sites by a malware developer named The Rainmaker for $400 USD, According to Rainmaker, Philadelphia is being sold as a low cost ransomware solution that allows any wannabe criminal to get an advanced campaign up and running easily.
This week we have 8 stories, new ransomware, scams, taunts, and decryptors. Of particular note is the Fairware Ransomware scam being installed via hacked Linux Redis server. We also have malware developers taunting security researchers, a new Cerber version, and a new ransomware that uploads info about the computer.
This week we have 3 new ransomware variants, 2 new ransomware infections, and 4 new ransomware decryptors. Stampado finally popped its head out of its hole, but was quickly squashed and a slew of new decryptors were released. Overall, a good week for the good guys.
For about a week since Stampado was discovered being sold on the darkweb for the cheap price of $39 USD, no samples were available. That changed today when two samples of Stampado appeared on VirusTotal. It is currently unknown if these samples are from a live distribution campaign or were submitted by the distributor/developer to te
The ransomware devs are taking a break during the summer as new ransomware has slowed down. This week we have 2 new variants of existing ransomware, the discovery of a new ransomware being sold on the dark web, increased distribution of WildFire Locker, and the release of free decryption keys for certain variants of CryptXXX.