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#887 Updated CryptXXX ransomware big money potential
CryptXXX ransomware has received a major overhaul by its authors, putting it on the fast track to unseat Locky as top moneymaker for criminals.

Researchers at Proofpoint said that on May 26, cybercriminals released an updated CryptXXX 3.100 version of the ransomware that includes a new StillerX credential-stealing module that gives attackers additional capabilities to monetize an attack. Proofpoint said StillerX targets the credentials of a wide range of applications such as casino software to Cisco VPN credentials.

Proofpoint researchers say CryptXXX authors have upped the ransomware’s feature set with a new StillerX credential-stealing module that gives attackers additional capabilities to monetize an attack. Proofpoint said StillerX targets the credentials of a wide range of applications such as casino software to Cisco VPN credentials.

“It absolutely looks like CryptXXX is the hot new kid on the block,” said Kevin Epstein, VP of Threat Operations Center at Proofpoint in an interview with Threatpost. “With TelsaCrypt exiting the ransomware business, CryptXXX looks to soon rival Locky via infection rates and distribution.”
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