Ransom32 Ransomware DescriptionType: Trojan
The Ransom32 Ransomware may Affect Several Operating Systems?
Although the Ransom32 Ransomware infections spotted in the wild have targeted computers using the Windows operating system, the fact that the Ransom32 Ransomware uses the NW.js framework to carry out its attack means that the Ransom32 Ransomware is capable of affecting Linux and Mac OS X as well. The Ransom32 Ransomware could be easily adapted to target these operating systems. Currently, the Ransom32 Ransomware has only been observed packaged in EXE files, designed as Windows executable files. However, this may change soon since it would not be difficult to adapt the Ransom32 Ransomware threat to attack a wider range of computers.
How Third Parties mays Profit from Using the Ransom32 Ransomware
Like other ransomware infections, the Ransom32 Ransomware encrypts the victim's files, demanding the payment of a ransom in exchange for the encryption key. The Ransom32 Ransomware uses anonymous methods for payment. The Ransom32 Ransomware uses a server on the Tor network that requires Bitcoin for ransom payments. The Ransom32 Ransomware is distributed using corrupted email attachments, commonly distributed using spam email.
The Ransom32 Ransomware administration panel and Command and Control server are both quite sophisticated. The people administrating the Ransom32 Ransomware infections can get detailed information about the computers that were infected, as well as keep track of payments from victims. It is also possible for people paying for the Ransom32 Ransomware RaaS to configure custom error messages and ransom messages, as well as customizing the amount of the ransom and other information.
The Unique Characteristics of the Ransom32 Ransomware
The Ransom32 Ransomware has various unique characteristics that have caught the attention of PC security researchers. Apart from the fact that the Ransom32 Ransomware uses NW.js, its file size is surprisingly large. Most ransomware files are about 1 MB or less in size. In fact, the small size is part of the selling point of these attacks, since it's easier to deliver and install a smaller file. The Ransom32 Ransomware uses a file that is 32 MB in size. However, the larger size does not, in any way, reflect on the sophistication of this threat. The Ransom32 Ransomware operates like the infamous CryptoLocker, and in some respects is its natural successor.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Detection Count|
|2||%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChromeService.lnk||N/A +|
|3||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\||N/A +|
|4||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\cached-certs||N/A +|
|5||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\cached-microdesc-consensus||N/A +|
|6||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\cached-microdescs||N/A +|
|7||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\cached-microdescs.new||N/A +|
|8||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\lock||N/A +|
|9||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\.chrome\state||N/A +|
|10||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\chrome||N/A +|
|11||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\chrome.exe||N/A +|
|12||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\ffmpegsumo.dll||N/A +|
|13||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\g||N/A +|
|14||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\icudtl.dat||N/A +|
|15||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\locales\||N/A +|
|16||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\msgbox.vbs||N/A +|
|17||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\n.l||N/A +|
|18||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\n.q||N/A +|
|19||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\nw.pak||N/A +|
|20||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\rundll32.exe||N/A +|
|21||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\s.exe||N/A +|
|22||%AppData%\Chrome Browser\u.vbs||N/A +|
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