Ransomware have become such a big income earner for cybercriminals that every bad guy wants a piece of the pie. The result? More tech-savvy criminals are offering their services to newbies and cybercriminal wanna-bes in the form of do-it-yourself (DIY) kits—ransomware as a service (RaaS).
About two weeks ago, a new breed of ransomware dubbed “Stampado” (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_STAMPADO.A) surfaced. Security researchers did not initially find samples of the threat even if it made headlines for being cheap (despite being “easy to manage,” according to its creators) for such a package—only US$39 for a “lifetime license.”