As we’ve previously reported, malware is still spreading like wildfire in the PC space.
This is because antivirus providers like Trend Micro, Kaspersky and McAfee have had to deal with an avalanche of bogus malware, and some of those infections have been extremely difficult to trace back.
But now a new malware outbreak has surfaced targeting some of the biggest antivirus products out there.
This outbreak was discovered by security researchers from security firm ThreatConnect, who were looking at the malicious code that was used in the ransomware.
According to ThreatConnect researchers, the new ransomware had been released via BitTorrent and was spreading by email and SMS.
The emails were sent from an IP address that they identified as a Russian ISP, but the ransomware also contained a fake certificate that allowed the victim to run it remotely.
The researchers believe the malware was distributed via BitLocker ransomware that was made by Russian security firm Kasperska.
While Kasperski has not yet been able to respond to ThreatAlert’s request for comment, we have reached out to them to confirm the reports and will update this story when we have more information.
While there are no specific signs of this ransomware infecting PCs, there are a number of indicators that suggest it’s been around for a while.
This malware has a few different names, and there’s a number that can be used to identify it.
For example, Trend Micro has a warning in the malware description that it’s from an unknown threat actor.
A lot of malware like this have a lot of similar names, so it’s important to keep an eye on these names to help identify it, and if you’re in a compromised environment it’s a good idea to have a backup of your data, too.
If you’re on a compromised network, you can also use Trend Micro’s tools to try to find out who the malware is targeting, but they’re limited to IP addresses and not any names of organizations that have been used to target other organizations.
If this ransomware was released to infect PCs that weren’t on compromised networks, it’s possible that it could be a new strain of the CryptoWall ransomware.
A ransomware variant known as CryptoWall has been making headlines recently, and has been reported as affecting thousands of PCs worldwide.
CryptoWall’s most recent update has already been patched by Microsoft, and its developers are reportedly working on a new update that’s designed to address the CryptoBlow ransomware.
But while this is an important step in the development of the malware, we still don’t know how this virus will affect other PC users.
If you’ve been affected by this ransomware, let us know in the comments below.