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The Week in Ransomware - October 6th 2017 - Slowest Week in A Long Time


Since May 2016, I have written 74 of these weekly ransomware update articles andthis is the first time that we had an article with only sixstories in it! I am hoping that this means devs are getting bored of ransomware and things will calm down, but I am also worried that this may be just a lull in the storm.

Either way, not much to report this week other than ransomware attacks to a medical center and a city network in Colorado.

Contributors and those who contributed to ransomware hunting this week include: @Seifreed, @struppigel, @DanielGallagher, @campuscodi, @demonslay335, @fwosar, @LawrenceAbrams, @FourOctets, @PolarToffee, @malwrhunterteam, @BleepinComputer, @jorntvdw, @hexwaxwing, @malwareforme, and@msftmmpc.

October 3rd 2017

Michael Gillespiefound a new BTCWarevariant uploaded to ID-Ransomware that uses the .[]-id-.payday extension and a ransom note named !! RETURN FILES !!.txt.

October 5th 2017

The Microsoft Malware Protection Centerspotted a new browser based...(continued)

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