Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#2166 PyCL ransomware delivered via RIG EK in distribution test
This past Saturday security researchers Kafeine, MalwareHunterteam, BroadAnalysis, and David Martínez discovered a new ransomware being distributed through EITest into the RIG exploit kit. As this ransomware was only distributed for one day and does not securely encrypt files, it makes me believe that this may have been a test distribution run.

While the colors and interface used by this ransomware have a striking resemblance to CTB-Locker/Critroni, it is written in a different language and there are no distinguishing strings in the ransom notes or executables. Since it's programmed in Python and the script is called, I will be referring to it as PyCL in this article.
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