Ranstop anti-ransomware protects against Lukitus variant of Locky

Test subject – Loky Lukitus ransomware The Lukitus Loki variant is part of a new campaign following the “diablo” variant and is distributed via email campaigns containing malicious scripts either as office files or zip archives. One interesting feature of this variant, similar to the CryptoWall functionality, is that of scrambling files to make recovery even more difficult. […]

Cerber ransomware evolves to steal passwords and Bitcoin wallets

Cerber made the headlines again, this time with the latest variant as it brings new functions to the table. Some experts say that the evolution of ransomware is towards developing worm-like capabilities, like NotPetya and WannaCry, but this new Cerber variant shows another development direction: that of adapting ransomware to perform data exfiltration as well. […]

What is anti-ransomware

Anti-ransomware is a technology created to protect user data, in response to the ransomware phenomenon, a major concern and one of the biggest threats to cyber security nowadays. However, it is a rather new type of threat as major ransomware attacks started over three years ago, and it took some time until the community recognized […]

Ranstop protects against a GlobeImposter variant (.725)

Test subject – GlobeImposter ransomware This GlobeImposter ransomware is delivered as a java script via email campaigns and bypasses classic antivirus detection technologies. It has been maintaining a very low detection rate on Virustotal.com for several days. At the time of our live test, this variant was a top contributor to the latest ransomware incidents, according to the Bleeping […]

What is file monitoring?

File monitoring is an internal audit process of automatically observing and recording important aspects regarding how files are being accessed and how they change over time. Many controls defined by security standards require the implementation of such processes for compliance. In essence, file monitoring is performed for two important reasons: – To ensure the integrity […]