New ransomware discovered in the wild

A new ransomware called “CryptoLuck” has been recently exposed by “Kafeine,” a Proofpoint security researcher. This new type of malware is being distributed via the RIG-E exploit kit, which is typically an unconventional way of spreading new ransomware infections. That said, this specific distribution method can indicate that the ransomware may have a greater chance of affecting a larger number of victims. So, in addition to asking for about $1,500 worth of Bitcoin to be paid within 72 hours, it also abuses the valid GoogleUpdate.exe executable and leverages DLL hijacking to corrupt computers. For the full story, visit Security Week.

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