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New ransomware uses GnuPG to encrypt files

2014/08/01

Securityweek - (International) Researchers at Symantec and Trend Micro analyzed a new piece of ransomware dubbed Trojan.Ransomcrypt.L or BAT_CRYPTOR.A that uses GNU Privacy Guard to encrypt files for ransom and can be easily updated by its controllers. Trend Micro also identified another new piece of ransomware dubbed Cryptoblocker which does not use RSA keys and appears to have been written by inexperienced writers.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/new-ransomware-uses-gnupg-encrypt-files

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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