Malware authors have combined old and new approaches to try and sneak Zcrypt past defenses, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan
Malware typically garners attention for introducing sneaky new tactics and techniques to infiltrate systems and propagate: Zcrypt is getting attention for doing the opposite.
Zcrypt is a newly discovered ransomware sample that security vendor Check Point profiled in a report this week. What sets it apart from the slew of ransomware tools floating in the wild is its use of older techniques along with new ones in order propagate and to evade detection by anti-malware tools optimized to look for newer threats.
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