New ransomware variant hides in software and game cracks


#1

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/new-ransomware-variant-hides-in-software-and-game-cracks-85024/

A new type of ransomware isn’t distributed through the usual fake emails with file attachments. Instead, the cyber criminals try to convince software pirates to download and install game and software cracks. When users download the .exe file, they think they download a crack. In reality, they’ve downloaded the GandCrab 4 ransomware that becomes active when the file is executed.


#2

the only way to get the encrypted files back without paying, is restoring files from a backup.

Assuming the backup drive wasn’t connected to the computer at the time of infection, I guess.