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Archive: May 2016

Most ransomware isn’t as complex as you might think 3: Attack payloads and mitigation

Lastline Labs’ Engin Kirda now describes the encryption, deletion and locking mechanisms leveraged by ransomware and also focuses on mitigation techniques. So what are the attack payloads? Encryption, of course, is a popular thing. About 5% of the samples that we actually looked at were using some sort of...

Most ransomware isn’t as complex as you might think 2: Evolution of ransom Trojans

The evolution of ransomware code and behavior since the emergence of these hoaxes up till the present day is what Engin Kirda covers in this part of his talk. So how has ransomware evolved over the years? Well, the ransomware concept actually dates back to the end of the 80s – the beginning of the 90s,...

Most ransomware isn’t as complex as you might think

Engin Kirda, the co-founder of Lastline Labs, took the floor at Black Hat USA to give a retrospective view of ransomware and analyze its present-day flaws. Hi! Good afternoon everyone. Thanks for showing up. I have the pleasure of having the last session. Hopefully it’s not the curse of having the last...