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Ransom.RARcrypt

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 10, 2014
Updated:
August 30, 2016 1:56:58 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan.Ransomcrypt.M [Symantec]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.RARcrypt is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks users to pay to have them decrypted.

Note: Definitions prior to August, 2016 may detect this threat as Trojan.Ransomcrypt.M

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 10, 2014 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 12, 2014 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 16, 2014
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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
  • Modifies Files: Encrypts files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Maksim Oleynikov

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