Ransomware: The tricks used by WastedLocker to make it one of the most dangerous cyber threats | ZDNet

Threat Assessment: WastedLocker Ransomware Activities

Security researchers at Sophos detail how WastedLocker avoids detection – and it involves intricate knowledge of how the inner-workings of Windows function.

One of the most dangerous families of ransomware to emerge this year is finding success because it’s been built to avoid anti-ransomware tools and other cybersecurity software according to security company researchers who have analysed its workings.

WastedLocker ransomware appeared in May and has already developed notoriety as a potent malware threat to organisations by encrypting networks and demanding a ransom of millions of dollars in bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key.

One of WastedLocker’s most recent high profile victims has been reported to beĀ wearable tech and smartwatch manufacturer Garmin.

Source: Ransomware: The tricks used by WastedLocker to make it one of the most dangerous cyber threats | ZDNet