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New Ransomware business cashing in on CryptoLocker's name

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 12, 2015.

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    A new service launched this week is offering a new Ransomware product under the name CryptoLocker to anyone willing to pay ten percent of the collected ransom. In addition to the core Ransomware product, the ultimate goal of the business owner is to implement additional functions to the malware including linking it to recently produced exploits.

    Called CryptoLocker Service, the new venture launched this week on a standalone Darknet website. The new venture is being run by a person using the handle Fakben.

    The handle isn't new; it's got quite a past on some of the more criminal parts of the Web.

    Most recently, Fakben was a former user of the Evolution (Evo) marketplace, a black market that was founded by a known carder (someone who deals with stolen credit card data) after Silk Road was raided and shutdown by law enforcement in 2013.

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