Microsoft warns of new version CryptoWall-ransomware




Microsoft warns that a new version of CryptoWall came into circulation. The malware ‘hostage’ files by encrypting them. The criminals behind CryptoWall 3.0 require a payment of 500 euros in bitcoin for the key.

The Microsoft security researchers report that the company so far has detected 288 infected machines with CryptoWall 3.0. Like previous versions of CryptoWall all data is encrypted on a compromised computer. Payable victims can “buy” the necessary key for decryption. Before that must be paid in bitcoin an amount of approximately 500 euros; previous versions was approximately 1,000. If the user fails to pay, the ransom doubled by the ransomware.

The new version of CryptoWall partially communicates via the I2P protocol, a protocol anonymity, so says the blog Malware Do not Need Coffee. Previous versions of CryptoWall still using the Tor network. Perhaps the malware authors switched to I2P in an attempt to better hide their identity.

The return of CryptoWall is not unexpected, though, some months no new versions released. Previous versions have estimated that more than 830,000 infected systems. In May undertook organizations worldwide have a joint action that the Game Over Zeus botnet was disturbed . This botnet was used for the dissemination of CryptoWall.

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