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Trojan.Ransomcrypt

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 9, 2009
Updated:
June 10, 2009 3:02:08 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
921,565 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Trojan.Ransomcrypt is a Trojan horse that encrypts certain documents on the compromised computer. It then issues a ransom demand.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 9, 2009 revision 016
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 5, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 9, 2009 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 6, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 10, 2009
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Issues a ransom demand.
  • Modifies Files: Encrypts certain files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Mario Ballano Barcena

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