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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1884 Spora ransomware works offline, has the most sophisticated payment site as of yet
A new ransomware family made its presence felt today, named Spora, the Russian word for "spore." This new ransomware's most notable features are its solid encryption routine, ability to work offline, and a very well put together ransom payment site, which is the most sophisticated we've seen from ransomware authors as of yet.

First infections with Spora ransomware were spotted on the Bleeping Computer and Kaspersky forums. Below is an analysis of the Spora ransomware mode of operation provided by Bleeping Computer's Lawrence Abrams, with some information via MalwareHunterTeam and Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft.
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#1885 WordPress 4.7.1 fixes CSRF, XSS, PHPMailer vulnerabilities
#1884 Spora ransomware works offline, has the most sophisticated payment site as of yet
#1883 Post-holiday spam campaign delivers Neutrino bot
#1882 A look at EyePyramid, the malware supposedly used in high-profile hacks in Italy
#1881 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC update installs Chrome browser extension
#1880 Hacker steals 900 GB of Cellebrite data
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