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Ransom.SamSam

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 2, 2016
Updated:
August 29, 2016 11:03:40 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Ransom.SamSam is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 20, 2016 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2016 revision 049
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 2, 2016
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Writeup By: Jason Pantig

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2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
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