18 Oct '13, 5pm

Ransomware now accepts bitcoin as a payment method #cryptolocker #malware

Ransomware now accepts bitcoin as a payment method #cryptolocker #malware

Ransomware now accepts bitcoin as a payment method Alberto Ortega October 17, 2013 Looking at the evolution of ransomware, accepting bitcoin as a payment method is probably taking too long for most common ransomware families. Not long ago, we have seen a ransomware family that accepts MoneyPak, Ukash, cashU and Bitcoin as payment methods. Its name is CryptoLocker and is detected by Microsoft as Crilock.A . Just one month after Microsoft released the signature, we have seen a high number of infections and activity of this family. The sample we analyzed had the CnC hosted on 212.71.250.4 . It has a domain generation algorithm, so the CnC could be in a completely different host in just one day. When the user gets infected, the malware warns and shows some fancy technical information. You can even see a list of files that have been encrypted. In the next step, you can choose y...

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Ransomware now accepts bitcoin as a payment method

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