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HC7 GOTYA Ransomware Installed via Remote Desktop Services. Spread with PsExec


A new ransomware called HC7 is infecting victims by hacking into Windows computersthat are running publicly accessible Remote Desktop services. Once the developers gain access to the hacked computer, the HC7 ransomware is then installed on all accessible computers on the network.

Originally releasedas HC6, victims began posting about it in the BleepingComputer forums towards the end of November. As this is a Python-to-exe executable, once the script was extracted ID RansomwarecreatorMichael Gillespiewas able determine that it was decryptable and released a decryptor.

Hit by #hc6 #Ransomware and files have ".fucku" extension? Here's a free decrypter. Special thanks to @fwosar of @emsisoft for help with analysis.— Michael Gillespie (@demonslay335) November 28, 2017

Unfortunately, a few days later, the ransomware developers released a new version called HC7 that was not decryptable. Thi sis because they removed the hard...(continued)

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