The Week in Ransomware – November 9th 2018 – Mostly Dharma Variants

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It was a very slow week for ransomware news. For the most part, it was mostly new Dharma ransomware variants and a few smaller variants being released. Stay vigilant, though, as a slow week does not mean ransomware is not a threat.

Make sure you have all of your updates installed, RDP secured, and be careful with unknown attachments.

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

November 3rd 2018 [email protected] Ransomware discovered

MalwareHunterTeam discovered the [email protected] ransomware that appends the .mariacbc extension to encrypted files.

November 5th 2018 Kraken Cryptor 2.2 spread by Fallout exploit kit

Marcelo Rivero found Kraken Cryptor 2.2 being distributed through the Fallout Exploit

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