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New crypto-ransomware "quarantines" files, downloads info-stealer


Help Net Security - (International) ) Security researchers at Trend Micro discovered a new piece of crypto-ransomware dubbed CryptVault that uses open-source GnuPG to create RSA-1024 public and private key pairs that encrypt files to make them resemble files quarantined by an anti-virus solution, before asking for ransom and downloading and executing Browser Password Dump to extract passwords stored by Web browsers. Attackers spread the malware by tricking users into running malicious Javascript file attachments.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:59