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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2213 Matrix ransomware spreads to other PCs using malicious shortcuts
Brad Duncan, a Threat Intelligence Analyst for Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, has recently started seeing the EITest campaign use the RIG exploit kit to distribute the Matrix ransomware. While Matrix has been out for quite some time, it was never a major player in terms of wide spread distribution.

Now that it is being distributed via a large campaign and an exploit kit, it was time to take a deeper dive into this ransomware to see what features it has. What was found is interesting as Matrix Ransomware has the worm like features that allow it to spread outside of the originally infected machine via Windows shortcuts and uploads stats about the types of files that are encrypted.
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#2213 Matrix ransomware spreads to other PCs using malicious shortcuts
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#2210 Thousands of fake Google Maps listings redirect users to fraudulent sites each month
#2209 ShadowBrokers fails to collect 1M bitcoins – releases stolen information
#2208 How criminals can steal your PIN by tracking the motion of your phone
#2207 Adobe publishes security updates for Flash, Reader, Photoshop and Creative Cloud
#2206 If you’re somehow still on Windows Vista, upgrade right now
#2205 Dridex campaigns hitting millions of recipients using unpatched Microsoft 0day
#2204 Critical Word 0day is only 1 of 3 Microsoft bugs under attack
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