1. Symantec/
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  3. Ransom.Synolocker


Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 6, 2014
August 30, 2016 11:39:53 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan.Synolocker [Symantec]
Infection Length:
Ransom.Synolocker is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and then prompts the user to purchase a password in order to decrypt them.

Note: Ransom.Synolocker runs on Synology network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

For more information, see our blog:
The dawn of ransomwear: How ransomware could move to wearable devices

Note: Definitions prior to August, 2016 may detect this threat as Trojan.Synolocker

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 7, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 30, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 7, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 31, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 13, 2014
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Writeup By: Masaki Suenaga, Roberto Sponchioni

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