The Week in Ransomware - June 23rd 2017 - A Fricken 1 Million Dollar Ransom Payment

Discussion in '0-day Release' started by RGiskardR, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    What a crazy week. The biggest news is that we had a hosting company who actually paid a 1 million dollar (think Dr. Evil) ransomware payment. We then had the return of Locky, which at one point was the preminent ransomware being distributed. We will have to wait and see if it can become king of the hill again.

    Other than that, its mostly been small ransomware variants being released that will probably never make it into any real distribution.

    Contributors and those who provided new ransomware information and stories this week include: @LawrenceAbrams, @malwrhunterteam, @PolarToffee, @fwosar, @struppigel, @BleepinComputer, @demonslay335, @DanielGallagher, @malwareforme, @jorntvdw, @FourOctets, @campuscodi, @JAMESWT_MHT, @Seifreed, @JakubKroustek, @MarceloRivero, @jiriatvirlab, @zackwhittaker, @hackerfantastic, @TalosSecurity, @VK_Intel, @FBI.

    Full source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...17-a-fricken-1-million-dollar-ransom-payment/
     
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