Weekly Threat Report 17th March 2017

Ransomware for political ends

Cyber security company PaloAlto networks has recently identified a new type of ransomware, seemingly designed for political ends. Ransomware is generally used by cyber criminals for monetary gain, encrypting data and forcing infected users to pay a financial ransom to decrypt their files. However, in this case, ‘RanRan’ ransomware demanded a political statement in return for the encryption key. The victim was supposed to create a sub-domain of their…

Link: Weekly Threat Report 17th March 2017
Source: NCSC Reports