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Trojan.Ransomlock.AB

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 24, 2013
Updated:
May 1, 2013 2:53:19 PM
Also Known As:
Troj/Ransom-TE [Sophos]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Ransomlock.AB is a Trojan horse that locks the desktop making the computer unusable. It then asks the user to pay to have it unlocked.

For more information, please see the following resource:
Trojan.Ransomlock

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 24, 2013 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 25, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 27, 2013
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Asks the user to pay for fake Windows upgrades.
  • Causes System Instability: Locks the desktop.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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