Two news ransomware products have been released, the first called TrueCrypter,encrypts your data using AES-256 encryption and then demands either .2 bitcoins or $115 USD in Amazon gift cards. The second called Alpha Ransomware encrypts your data with AES-256 encryption and then demands $400 USD in the iTunes Gift Cards.
This is another sign of how common Ransomware is becoming. As more people are infected it is effecting users who lack the knowledge to obtain Bitcoins and more payment methods are needed.
The Jigsaw crypto malware may be propagated online via corrupted archive files, text and PDF documents that are attached to spam mail. Emails may appear to come from an internal source or an outside vendor and you should be cautious when receiving invoices because they may be targeted with a spear phishing designed to bypass safe email practices.
The Jigsaw Trojan may disguise itself as an instance of Mozilla Firefox and display a program window that features an animated ransom note that is accompanied by a doll that you might have seen in the movie Saw from 2004. Jigsaw Ransomware prompts the victim to send a payment of 0.4 Bitcoins to receive a decryption key
Attackers have added a recent dangerous Adobe vulnerability to the Magnitude exploit kit.
The remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) allows attackers to hijack un-patched machines targeting Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and XP. Windows 7 Users and XP Users (And we hope you are not one…) need to ensure they are up to date with Adobe Flash patches.