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A Russian Hacker Has Created His Own 'Starter Pack' Ransomware Service

Postby sunnyd » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:31 am

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A new kind of highly-customized ransomware recently discovered by security researchers allows individual criminals to deliver "ransomware-as-a-service".

What sets this ransomware apart from other kinds of file-locking software is that criminals who buy this specialized malware, dubbed Karmen, can remotely control the ransomware from their web browser, allowing the attacker to see at-a-glance a centralized web dashboard of their entire ransomware campaign.

That dashboard allows the attacker to manage their fleet of infected victims' computers, such as by tracking how much money they've made. If this figure falls short, the attacker can then bump the price of the ransom they seek.

In other words, it's a "starter pack" for low-level criminals to engage in ransomware campaigns, said Andrei Barysevich, director of advanced collection at Recorded Future, who co-authored the report.

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