Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1186 CrypMIC ransomware wants to follow CryptXXX’s footsteps
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Take the case of CrypMIC—detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_CRYPMIC—a new ransomware family that mimics CryptXXX in terms of entry point, ransom notes and payment site UIs. CrypMIC’s perpetrators are possibly looking for a quick buck owing to the recent success of CryptXXX.

CrypMIC and CryptXXX share many similarities; both are spread by the Neutrino Exploit Kit and use the same format for sub-versionID/botID (U[6digits] / UXXXXXX]) and export function name (MS1, MS2). Both threats also employed a custom protocol via TCP Port 443 to communicate with their command-and-control (C&C) servers.
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#1186 CrypMIC ransomware wants to follow CryptXXX’s footsteps
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