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CryptoLocker infrastructure used for other threats


Securityweek - (International) Researchers with Bitdefender found that the infrastructure for the CryptoLocker ransomware remains active even though a takedown operation in June disrupted the ransomware operation. The infrastructure is currently being used for various fraudulent and malicious purposes including fake antivirus scams and the distribution of the Citadel banking trojan.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:53