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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 29, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 9, 2009 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 29, 2014 revision 008
  • 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
Writeup By: Mario Ballano Barcena

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