1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Ransom.Coverton


Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 26, 2016
August 29, 2016 11:12:27 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Ransom.Coverton is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

For more information on ransomware threats, please see the following resource:

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 20, 2016 revision 034
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 20, 2016 revision 049
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2018 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Jeet Morparia

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2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
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