A new strain of ransomware is using a one-click dropbox attack.–PC Pitstop
New Ransomware Delivered Via Dropbox
By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training
The cyber-mafia is stepping up the pressure. As you know, there are several competing gangs that are furiously innovating in an attempt to grab as much money as possible. Call it a criminal virtual land-grab.
A new ransomware attack was spotted in Europe that uses a highly-targeted spear phishing attack using Dropbox as a delivery mechanism. It only takes one click to infect a workstation and a victim has just 24 hours to pay the ransom in Bitcoin, which is very aggressive. It’s called the “Pacman” ransomware, suggesting pictures of something eating up all files.
The ransomware strain is highly malicious. Besides containing a ransomware payload, the code includes a keylogger and has “kill process” capabilities that shut down Windows operating system functions like taskmgr, cmd, regedit and more which makes it very hard to remove this malware.