Microsoft: Crowti ransomware increasingly spreading in the United States

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We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft: Crowti ransomware increasingly spreading in the United States[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/10/myce-crowti-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The last couple of weeks thousands of Windows users have been infected with the so called Crowti ransomware because they opened email attachments with malware or used unpatched software, according to Microsoft.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-crowti-ransomware-increasingly-spreading-in-the-united-states-73375](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-crowti-ransomware-increasingly-spreading-in-the-united-states-73375)

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#2

I’m surprised anti-virus products don’t start protecting against this type of attack as it would be fairly straight forward for them to watch for suspicious activity such as a lot of rarely viewed images and documents suddenly being modified.

For example, if multiple JPEG pictures older than 1 month are modified with clearly non JPEG data, then this should set off an alarm bell to prevent any further picture or document files being modified and at least display a warning that such an infection is present.