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Archive: Aug 2016

The New Scourge of Ransomware 4: CryptoLocker Study in Contradictions

As part of their story on CryptoLocker analysis, John Bambenek and Lance James dwell on the methodology of tracking the ransomware via payments and DGA. John Bambenek: So, taking a look at CryptoLocker. A lot of this was a study in contradictions, because there were indicators that did not seem, at least on...

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The New Scourge of Ransomware 3: Recovery and Defenses

The experts shift their focus over to CryptoLocker attack mitigation and touch upon the cooperation of law enforcement and security industry on this case. John Bambenek: So, a little bit of recovery and defenses (see right-hand image). A lot of this is best practice stuff. If you get your files encrypted,...

The New Scourge of Ransomware 2: The Business Model Behind CryptoLocker

As the presentation continues, the researchers share their findings on the uniqueness of CryptoLocker ransomware and the reasons it was such a viable threat. John Bambenek: In August 2013, CryptoLocker appears. I get a call from one of my clients – that’s how I first found it – from a local government...