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Ransomware And RDP: A Dangerous Combination

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A new variant of ransomware, CommonRansom, is asking for RDP access to the victim’s computer in order to decrypt files.CommonRansom is the latest attempt to extend the ransomware attack beyond the simple act of extortion. In this case, upon completing the encryption attack, the ransomware leaves a decryption note as a text file asking for both a Bitcoin ransom, as well as complete administrative RDP access to the infected endpoint.

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