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Look Out for Rapid Ransomware

Look Out for Rapid Ransomware

A new ransomware is being spread, aptly named “Rapid” Ransomware, which mostly leverages a social engineering attack vector using spam emails with malicious attachments. Rapid encrypted files are renamed with a .rapid extension. A ransom note is dropped in a form of a...
­Kovter – Stealthy Zero-Day Variant

­Kovter – Stealthy Zero-Day Variant

Kovter is seven years old trojan horse that started as ransomware tool, and then evolved into a full-fledged click fraud Trojan. During this evolution Kovter has changed its attack techniques, but its payload delivery methodology remained unchanged. Initially it was...
GandCrab – The First Ransomware that Accepts only DashCoin

GandCrab – The First Ransomware that Accepts only DashCoin

A new ransomware attack called “GandCrab” emerged last week, which has surprisingly distinct features such as only accepting ransom payment from the anonymous crypto currency ‘DASH’ and employing a “dot bit” (.bit) top level domain served by Namecoin’s distributed...
Why Demand Ransom When You Can Crypto Mine?

Why Demand Ransom When You Can Crypto Mine?

Since the onset of malware, the ability to make money by attacking companies has become a lucrative business. As attacks became more and more prevalent, enterprises invested more in protecting themselves. They hired and trained threat researchers, and as more...
Return of Necurs with new Scarab Ransomware Campaign

Return of Necurs with new Scarab Ransomware Campaign

The world’s largest spam botnet called “Necurs” generated over 10 million spam emails within just a few hours, as part of their campaign to spread “Scarab” ransomware. As you can see, the Necurs botnet targets “com and .co.uk-based email addresses. The SlashNext...

SyncCrypt Ransomware

SlashNext has observed a major increase in malicious spam (malspam), email based attacks that distribute ransomware through email attachments. In fact, a new ransomware was discovered just last week distributing spam attachments containing Windows Script File (WSF)....