Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#656 New decryptor unlocks CryptXXX ransomware
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab today published a solution for victims, a utility that helps recover files scrambled by CryptXXX.

Fedor Sinitsyn, senior malware analyst at Kaspersky Lab, said the malware contained an undisclosed weakness in the malware’s crypto implementation that opened the door to the development of the decryptor. The decryptor was added to an existing ransomware utility that also recovers files lost to Rannoh, AutoIt, Fury, Crybola, and Cryaki.

“It looks dangerous because of Angler (i.e. it has a potential for massive propagation),” Sinitsyn said. “Also, it has additional functionality to steal sensitive data, which is another big threat, even if the victim manages to decrypt the files.”
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