New Crypto-Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    "A new piece of ransomware that (mis)uses the Cryptolocker "brand" has been analyzed by Bromium researchers, and they discovered that aside from the usual assortment of file types that ransomware usually targets, this variant also encrypts file types associated with video games and game related software. It targets files associated with single-user games Call of Duty, Star Craft 2, Diablo, Fallout 3, Minecraft, Half-Life 2, Dragon Age: Origins, The Elder Scrolls and specifically Skyrim-related files, Star Wars: The Knights Of The Old Republic, WarCraft 3, F.E.A.R, Saint Rows 2, Metro 2033, Assassin's Creed, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Resident Evil 4, Bioshock 2; and online games World of Warcraft, Day Z, League of Legends, World of Tanks, and Metin2."
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  3. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    ransomware / Cryptolocker is a very big deal, it affects everyone, not just gamers :(
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

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  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I see these scum companies preying on the elderly every day at my job...
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