The Week in Ransomware – September 14th 2018 – Kraken, Dharma, & Matrix

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Was a quiet week for new variants, but a bunch of long-running ransomware infections released new variants this week. We had a few from Scarab, a new Dharma variant, and a new Matrix ransomware variant. 

While ransomware is slowing down, it is not going away. So stay vigilant, make sure you perform backups, and get remote desktop off of public ip addresses!

September 9th 2018 New Brr Dharma variant

Jakub Kroustek discovered a new variant of the Dharma ransomware that appends the .brrr extension and drops a ransom note named Info.hta

September 10th 2018 MVP Ransomware discovered

Siri discovered a new ransomware that is appending the .mvp extension to encrypted files.

New Scarab Ransomware variant

Amigo-A found a new variant of the variant


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