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The Ransomware has been hit by hackers, according to a new study.
In this study, “best-selling books in the Underground Economy, is the Measure of the Malware’s Popularity is due to the Forum,” Recorded Future, Insikt Group is analyzed, with more than 3.9 million messages about the malware on underground forums, in the dark, and the open web, in a 12-month period ending in May of this year.
A lot of manual intervention is ranked as the top malware category in the forums. “We believe that this is a reflection of a growing number of high-level actors in the development and sharing of a generic message on the underground forum,” Recorded Future said in its study.
In the study, it was also noted that the majority of a lot of manual intervention is required “is an exploit kit, phishing, e-mail, or brute-forced credentials, install malware on a victim’s host, and before it could be carried out.”
In the US this year, ransomware has proven to be an effective tool for extracting money from cities, towns, and counties, as highlighted in a report Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.
For example, LaPorte County, Indiana, paid to the attackers about $130,000, while at Lake City, Fla., paid approximately $460,000 in order to unlock the government’s data, after the “Ryuk” attacks — even though both of the attacks were largely covered by insurance. And, in Baltimore, was struck by a massive ransomware attack.
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In a ransomware attack starts with someone opening an infected attachment or a link. As a result, the attacker is able to create a digital lock important files. After that, payment will be requested in bitcoin to unlock the files. In the case of Ryuk a lot of manual intervention, the Emotet trojan, and the TrickBot is a trojan that can be used for the delivery of the message, according to cybereason.
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A lot of manual intervention, it is not the only game in town. Gaining In popularity, a lot of manual intervention was followed by the categories of the crypters, the software that makes the malware more difficult to detect and are trojan horses, a type of malware that looks legitimate, but it infects and takes control of a computer.
And, in the future, it is not exactly moving in the right direction. One of the annoying features of malware is that it is constantly changing. “Insikt Group is established with a high degree of confidence that the top of the tools on the underground forums, and will continue to change,” the report said.
In the report, and saw peaks in the activity based on emerging threats, such as a Base Stealer, and the new versions of the Hawkeye Program. Also, the increase in comments on Gh0st RAT, or Remote Access Trojan — are made by a Chinese developer in 2008, and Star of the RAT, and a Chinese RAT, which has been widely shared on Chinese underground forums.
Insikt Group, recommends that companies monitor the underground forums, and to build strategies to defend against new forms of malware.