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The Annabelle Ransomware Is a Horrific Mess


While most ransomware is created to actually generate revenue, some developers create themto show off their "skills". Such is the case with a new ransomwarebased off of the horror movie franchise Annabelle.

Discovered by security researcher Bart, Annabelle Ransomware includes everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to screwing up a computer. This includes terminating numerous security programs, disabling Windows Defender, turning off the firewall, encrypting your files,trying to spread through USB drives, making it so you can't run a variety of programs, and then to sweeten the pot, it overwrites the master boot record of the infected computer with a silly boot loader.

Thankfully, MalwareHunterTeamwas able to extract the source code from the obfuscated executable so that we can get a better glimpse as to what this program is doing.

When first run, Annabelle will configure itself to start automatically when you login to Windows. It then terminates a variety of programs...(continued)

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