Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#861 Crypto-ransomware attacks Windows 7 and later, scraps backward compatibility
How do you know that something has become very popular? Simple – when poorly-made knockoff versions start to hit the marketplace. Ransomware, it seems, has hit that point.

The writers behind the new ZCRYPT ransomware family have either scrapped support for Windows XP, or did a sloppy job in creating it. This new family only targets systems with newer versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7 and later. Is ZCRYPT deliberately cutting of older operating systems, or is it just poorly-written malware?
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