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Decrypter for Locky-mimicking PowerWare ransomware released

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jul 22, 2016.

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    Palo Alto Networks’ researchers have created a decrypter for the variant of the PoshCoder ransomware that imitates the Locky ransomware. Dubbed PowerWare by the researchers, the malware adds the “.locky” filename extension on encrypted files, the same ransom note as Locky, and its payment/ decryption page also mentioned the infamous ransomware. It targets and encrypts an exceptionally wide variety of files. PoshCoder is a malware family that has been around since 2014, while the variant … More →

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