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Windows trojan packs punch, downloads ransomware "Cribit"

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Windows trojan packs punch, downloads ransomware "Cribit"

Users infected with a Windows trojan may be in for another devious surprise – ransomware that encrypts computer files and demands Bitcoin payment to decode the data.

According to researchers at Trend Micro, the Windows trojan, called “Fareit,” is an information stealer that has been used to download other malware, like Zeus. Recently, however, analysts discovered that Fareit was being used to spread ransomware called “Cribit.”

 

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Fareit trojan observed spreading Necurs, Zbot and CryptoLocker

Last month, researchers at Trend Micro observed an information stealer trojan, known as Fareit, being used to spread ransomware known as Cribit. On Friday, the Dell Sonicwall Threats Research Team observed a Fareit variant spreading even more malware.

 

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Re: Fareit trojan observed spreading Necurs, Zbot and CryptoLocker

Same old sad story...someone invents a new one and then the script kiddies make variants...how original. Smiley Sad

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Re: Fareit trojan observed spreading Necurs, Zbot and CryptoLocker

You can always rely on them to do that and we will never be rid of them.


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