A new version of ransomware, dubbed Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A, that is able to move itself from computer to computer is hitting Microsoft Windows users.
Microsoft‘s Threat Research & Response blog issued an alert to its customers on 26 May warning them of the bug, which also goes by the name ZCryptor. The nastiest aspect of this piece of malware is its ability to reproduce and then spread to other systems through removable media devices, such as flash drives, as well as network drives. This capability is not often seen, noted Trend Micro researcher Michael Jay Villanueva.
“This ransomware is one of the few ransomware families that is capable of spreading on its own. It drops a copy of itself in removable drives, making use of USBs a risky practice,” he said in a research note on the ransomware.
Original Source: SC Magazine
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