The Week in Ransomware – August 10th 2018 – BitPaymer & KeyPass

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This was a pretty quiet week with mostly small variants, one new active release, and a large organization getting hit.

The first big story this week is the PGA of America’s computers getting hit with what appears to be the BitPaymer ransomware. This ransomware accesses networks by brute forcing the passwords to computers running Remote Desktop Services and being connected to the Internet.

The other big news is the release of the KeyPass Ransomware, which has seen a large distribution campaign starting on the 8th.

Contributors and those who provided new ransomware information and stories this week include: @hexwaxwing, @DanielGallagher, @FourOctets, @BleepinComputer, @fwosar, @Amigo_A_@jorntvdw, @LawrenceAbrams, @malwareforme, @demonslay335, @campuscodi, @PolarToffee, @malwrhunterteam, @struppigel, @Seifreed@Damian1338B@siri_urz, and @zsawei.

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