March 05, 2018

Ransomware Bypasses Microsoft Office 365 and Google Drive Security

Researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware on the dark web. Shurl0ckr has avoided built-in malware protection in Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.

According to researchers, Shurl0ckr follows the ransomware-as-a-service model, which allows people with little technical skill to conduct ransomware attacks. After a payload that encrypts files on disk is generated and distributed, users pay a percentage of the ransom to the malware’s author. In addition, Shurl0ckr allows hackers to customize ransom demands and encryption capabilities.

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