RIG Exploit Kit
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|Threat Level:||10 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||June 27, 2014|
|Last Seen:||May 13, 2023|
The RIG Exploit Kit is a component that is used to install threats on the victims' computers. The RIG Exploit Kit has recently been implicated in the distribution of various Ransomware Trojans such as the Cryptowall and other Cryptolocker variants. Cryptolocker is a threatening ransomware infection that was stopped recently by PC security researchers. However, its creators have now started to distribute many variants of this threat that may use exploit kits such as the RIG Exploit Kit. These ransomware infections encrypt files on the victims' computers and then threaten the victim by withholding the decryption key until a ransom is paid using a money transfer service. You can avoid the RIG Exploit Kit attacks by maintaining your software fully upgraded and using a reliable security program that is up-to- date at all times while browsing the Web.
The Ransomware Linked to the RIG Exploit Kit
The RIG Exploit Kit has been associated closely with suspicious and intrusive advertisements that the RIG Exploit Kit may insert into legitimate websites. The exploits associated with the RIG Exploit Kit may exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Silverlight, Flash and Java. Silverlight exploits have increased in number while Java exploits have become less common over time. Ransomware associated with the RIG Exploit Kit demands payments of between $300 USD and $600 USD from victims and may include a link to a specific page or instructions to make payments using TOR and BitCoin.
The RIG Exploit Kit is a serious threat to the computer security all around the world. Ransomware associated with the RIG Exploit Kit may cause data loss if the data is not properly backed up because the algorithm used to encrypt the files is nearly impossible to crack without the key used in the encryption process. Paying the ransom for ransomware infections associated with the RIG Exploit Kit or any other ransomware is never a good option. There is no warranty that you will be able to recover your data besides losing your money and funding additional attacks. Instead, prevent these infections in the first place by using suitable security to protect your computer and back up your data in case of a breach.