ZCryptor Ransomware Spreads via Removable Drives

A large number of ransomware families have emerged over the past several months, and a new one is now making the rounds, Microsoft researchers warn.

Dubbed Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A, the ransomware abuses infection vectors used by other malware, such as spam emails, macro malware, and fake installers. Unlike other ransomware families out there, however, this piece of malware also exhibits worm-like behavior, which allows it to self-propagate from a compromised machine.

 

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