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CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

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CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

A good article including an interview with Webroots very own Tyler Moffitt.

 

by Brian Donohue July 18, 2014

 

 

 Cryptolocker

 

 

"However, Tyler Moffitt, a threat research analyst at the security firm Webroot, argued in a blogpost yesterday that the FBI’s claims are dubious and that CryptoLocker remains in use. In particular, the FBI’s belief “that Cryptolocker has been neutralized by the disruption and cannot communicate with the infrastructure used to control the malicious software,” overlooks an important reality."

 

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Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

Hello Jasper! Great article indeed! Big kudos for WSA our very own Tyler Moffitt. How exciting is that ? Smiley Wink


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Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

Kudos to Tyler Moffitt!

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Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

WoW Cool! @TylerM great job nice to see Webroot get into the thick of things!!

 

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Thanks for sharing, Nic...that is certainly one way for the profile of Webroot & WSA to increase...as you say over on that side of The Pond...'Good Job'! Smiley Very Happy

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nic wrote:

Looks like this story is getting lots of coverage - here's some more articles:

 

CSO - http://www.cso.com.au/article/550520/stealthy_ransomware_critroni_uses_tor_could_replace_cryptolocke...

ComputerWorld - http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249858/Stealthy_ransomware_39_Critroni_39_uses_Tor_could_rep...

CW New Zealand - http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/550520/stealthy_ransomware_critroni_uses_tor_could_replace_cr...

ARN - http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/550520/stealthy_ransomware_critroni_uses_tor_could_replace_cr...

PC World - http://www.pcworld.com/article/2456380/stealthy-ransomware-critroni-uses-tor-could-replace-cryptoloc...

TechWorld - http://www.techworld.com.au/article/550520/stealthy_ransomware_critroni_uses_tor_could_replace_crypt...

CIO Australia - http://www.cio.com.au/article/550520/stealthy_ransomware_critroni_uses_tor_could_replace_cryptolocke...

PC Advisor UK - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/security/3531805/stealthy-ransomware-critroni-uses-tor-could-replace...


Awesome Nic!

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Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

Excellent article and a good stand by Tyler Moffitt ...the FBI belief is presenting a "false sense of security" they need to wake up and smell the roses and focus on reality......Great job Tyler on your blogpost.

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Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

Really happy with the exposure produced from this blog.

 

Thanks for the support everyone!