Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New type of Javascript-based ransomware reported

A new type of ransomware based on a Javascript framework has been reported.  ComputerWorld.com describes Ransom32 as utilizing NW.js (fka node-webkit) to encrypt a computer's files and demand a BitCoin ransom in order to unencrypt those files.

Ransom32 would still need to be executed for it to take effect, and it's odd file size of 32 MB would hopefully deter otherwise-unaware potential victims.  It has been seen so far packaged as a self-extracting RAR file.  You can read more about this ransomware, as well as see screen shots of it, at ComputerWorld.com.

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