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Ransom.Hermes

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 20, 2017
Updated:
February 20, 2017 4:25:14 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows
Ransom.Hermes is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and asks the user to pay in order to decrypt them.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 20, 2017 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 20, 2017 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 20, 2017 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 20, 2017 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 22, 2017
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Writeup By: Srinivasan Govindarajan

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