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New AlphaCrypt ransomware delivered via Angler EK


Help Net Security - (International) Security researchers at Webroot and Rackspace discovered and determined that a new form of ransomware resembling TeslaCrypt and CryptoWall, dubbed AlphaCrypt, is being delivered via the Angler exploit kit (EK). Researchers stated that it differs from other ransomware variants by deleting volume snapshot services (VSS) and executing quietly in background processes to avoid detection.


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 10:24:15