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RIG exploit kit distributes Princess ransomware [source: malwarebytes]

We have identified a new drive-by download campaign that distributes the Princess ransomware (AKA PrincessLocker), leveraging compromised websites and the RIG exploit kit. This is somewhat of a change for those tracking malvertising campaigns and their payloads. We had analyzed the PrincessLocker ransomware last November and pointed out that despite similarities with...

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Cobian RAT – A backdoored RAT [source: zscaler]

The Zscaler ThreatLabZ research team has been monitoring a new remote access Trojan (RAT) family called Cobian RAT since February 2017. The RAT builder for this family was first advertised on multiple underground forums where cybercriminals often buy and sell exploit and malware kits. This RAT builder caught our attention...

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New EMPTY CryptoMix Ransomware Variant Released [source: bleepingcomputer]

MalwareHunterTeam has discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that is appending the .EMPTY extension to encrypted file names. Considering that the previous variant used ERROR as the previous extension and now uses empty, it is clear that the developers are running out of ideas for extensions. This article will provide a...

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