May 25, 2015 was the beginning of increased reports from companies all over the world, indicating a system compromise. As the panic calls came in, it appeared that there was a new ransomware problem that was very similar to the “CryptoLocker” virus, but since that had already been diffused, the fear was that this was one that had evolved. Bleeping Computer’s Lawrence Abrams called this new variation of ransomware, ‘Locker’.
Unlike other ransomware viruses, the Linux.Encoder 1 is very specific: It attacks the administrators and webmasters of the Linux system and it is deadly accurate. The focus of this ransomware is designed to accomplish a two-fold objective: breach those administrators that have the most privileges while attacking on a psychological level in reducing the administrators to the point of feeling vulnerable. Originally uncovered by an antivirus and research company, DrWeb,
It seems like only yesterday that the Cryptowall 3 malware was discovered and reduced to ashes; but although less than a year, the designers of this ransomware have now released Cryptowall 4.0 and they have added a few twists that are not only deadlier, but now treats the users in a condescending manner.Multiple professional security organisations around the globe are reporting the appearance of Cryptowall 4.0. It is being distributed