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Ranstop blocks RYUK ransomware

Ransomware test subject – RYUK $400.000 were paid last month by the officials of Jackson County (Georgia) to recover their files after a RYUK ransomware variant hit their IT infrastructure. Except for the 911 emergency service and their website, everything went down, paralyzing activities and forcing everybody to carry out operations the old way, on […]

Ranstop blocks Yatron ransomware

Ransomware test subject – Yatron A few days ago a new ransomware emerged, called Yatron. The cybercriminal did not just stop here, but also developed a platform to sell the ransomware to others willing to distribute it, a method called “ransomware as a service”. Basically, anybody can buy a personalized version of the malware and […]

Ranstop blocks Jcry ransomware

Ransomware test subject – Jcry At the beginning of this month, a new ransomware campaign was launched targeting hundreds of Israeli websites. The attack used a popular website accessibility plugin to distribute the malware, modifying some data so that instead of the plugin, a malware payload is downloaded on the victim’s machine as soon as […]

Ranstop blocks LockerGoga ransomware

Test subject – LockerGoga ransomware The French-based engineering research and consulting firm “Altran Technologies ” was hit by a ransomware on the 24th of January. The attack spread through their network, including offices located in other countries, because of the opened network connections and shared folders mounted on the attacked systems. Altran took immediate actions, […]

Ranstop blocks Troldesh-Shade ransomware

Test subject – Troldesh/Shade ransomware This is a 0-day variant of Troldesh/Shade ransomware. The ransomware family has a five-year history and has seen many improvements since the first version. It’s typically distributed via email campaigns, weaponizing office documents, using social engineering to manipulate users. The cybercriminals use WordPress/Drupal/Joomla based websites to host their payload, hacking […]

Ranstop blocks CryCipher ransomware

Test subject – CryCipher ransomware CryCipher is among of the first ransomware discovered at the beginning of this new year. There’s no indication, as of yet, if the ransomware is related/part of with any existing ransomware families. CryCipher ransomware test facts It’s also been a while since we saw this type of ransomware. CryCipher, upon […]

Ranstop blocks Gerber ransomware

Test subject – Gerber ransomware Distributed via spam email campaigns and malicious links, Gerber is back with a new variant, after a very busy December. At least 5 variants were discovered only this month and no decrypting tools were released for any of them. All variants target all versions of Windows, encrypting files using AES-265 […]

Ranstop blocks Delphimorix ransomware

Test subject – Delphimorix ransomware Delphimorix is a new ransomware, emerged at the end of the last month. Since then, in just a couple of weeks, the authors released a few new variants, changing the ransom note but little in the code itself. At first, they demanded 101 Bitcoins to recover the files, but with […]

Ranstop blocks Minotaur ransomware

Test subject – Minotaur ransomware A classic ransomware, Minotaur made its appearance just last week, currently being distributed using email campaigns and several fake or modified office files. It’s a simple ransomware and not particularly effective, missing a few files and folders in our test. Nevertheless, it can do quite a damage, destroying the files […]

Ranstop blocks ONI ransomware

Test subject – ONI ransomware In October last year, many Japanese companies were under attack for as long as a few months, during which cybercriminals were exfiltrating, encrypting data and destroying mission-critical devices. One of the ransomware used in these attacks was ONI. Almost a year later, last month, a new ONI ransomware was released. […]