Updates to Specific Ransomware Families and Types
- Bleeping Computer re PUBG (and RensenWare, a blast from the past): PUBG Ransomware Decrypts Your Files If You Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, based on research from MalwareHunter. Described as a joke, but apart from the fact that such messing with a victim’s data might conceivably go horribly wrong in some circumstances – it doesn’t appear to be an impeccably well-coded program – and is likely in any case to cause the victim serious concern, it looks to me as though this is criminal activity, involving unauthorized access and modification in most jurisdictions.
- Barracuda: Barracuda Threat Spotlight: New URL File Outbreak Could be a Ransomware Attempt – “Attackers are using a variety of techniques in an attempt to launch a Quant Loader trojan capable of distributing ransomware and password stealers.”
- Kryptos Research: Introducing Telltale and addressing the lingering WannaCry Threat – “In light of the recent news circulating about sporadic WannaCry outbreaks, namely defense contractor Boeing and … Connecticut state agencies, as well as Honda, we think it important to provide further guidance on assessing ongoing and hidden dangers related to WannaCry outbreaks.” Related to these older stories: