Meet SyncCrypt: A ransomware without possibility of decryption

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 2 comments TechGenix ransomware

Ransomware is the hottest method of attack for many black hat hackers. The reasons for this are obvious, as there are tons of willing hosts (a.k.a. gullible users) and the payouts from the ransoms are often quite lucrative. With this in mind, it is no surprise that new variants of ransomware are emerging seemingly by the day. One such ransomware making the rounds in the cybersecurity research community is SyncCrypt. Originally identified by Emsisoft security researcher xXToffeeXx SyncCrypt is a ransomware that, according to an extensive analysis from Bleeping Computer’s Lawrence Abrams, is distributed via spam email attachments that are Windows Script Files (WSF) files.

http://techgenix.com/synccrypt-ransomware

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2flash 7 months, 4 weeks ago

SyncCrypt? What else they will invent I am wondering... but definitely the most severe of them all up to now.

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Steven Ulm 8 months ago

If SyncCrypt gets to the next level, I am thinking that we might have a problem Houston...

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