This week, in a span of just five (5) days (Monday, May 9th, 2016 – Friday, May 13th, 2016), through the collaborative efforts of several organizations and individual analysts around the globe, several new ransomware variants, services, and updates have been discovered in-the-wild, disclosed publicly, and thoroughly analyzed.
At the time of this writing (5/13/2016), the following metrics have been reported:
(6) New Ransomware Variants
(1) New Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Offering
(1) Update to an Existing Ransomware
German Netherlands Locker (GNL Locker)
New Version of Petya Ransomware with Additional Mischa Ransomware
New Version of Petya Ransomware
Petya and Mischa Offered as Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)
|< 5 BTC||25%|
|< 25 BTC||50%|
|< 125 BTC||75%|
|>= 125 BC||85%|
Abrams, Lawrence. “The Week In Ransomware – May 13 2016.”
BleepingComputer. BleepingComputer.com, 13 May 2016. Web. 13 May 2016.
About the Author Michael Fratello
(Security Affairs – ransomware, malware)
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