Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Shinigami Locker

There are so many different types of Bitcoin ransomware in circulation today that it is hard to find one that is unique. Shinigami Locker is not necessarily unique based on its features, but the artwork used in the ransom note is quite nice to look at. Fans of the Death Note anime and manga will certainly recognize the style of the note, as none other than Ryuk makes an appearance. This type of malware was created …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: SyncCrypt

It was only a matter of time before cybercriminals started using stenography to hide malicious tools. A new ransomware variant, SyncCrypt, hides within JPEG image files. This method of distribution will only become more prevalent, since most computer users view JPEGs as completely harmless. That is no longer the case, and SyncCrypt could be a very dangerous type of ransomware if left unchecked. SyncCrypt Ransomware Lurks Within Images The distribution of ransomware in this way is …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Polski

Ransomware comes in many different shapes and sizes. Some malware projects try to affect as many people as possible around the world, whereas others target specific communities. Polski ransomware falls into the latter category, and it is clearly designed to threaten Polish computer users. The entire ransom note is written in Polish and will not make much sense to people who do not speak the language. Getting rid of the malware will be challenging for …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Scotch Tape Locker v1.0

We have seen multiple iterations of crypto-ransomware over the past few months. In some cases, developers have employed images and logos related to existing law enforcement agencies. Such scare tactics often work quite well against less tech-savvy users. Developers are also looking for more efficient ways of securing payment from their victims. Scotch Tape Locker v1.0 boasts a large DOJ logo and requires three different keys to unlock one’s data. Scotch Tape Locker v1.0 Is an Interesting …
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