Spider Spins a Ransomware Web

Tara Seals

A ransomware named Spider has been crawling around the web, using decoy documents to lure victims in the Balkans into its lair with threats of “debt collection”.

According to Netskope Threat Research Labs, once infected, victims are given 96 hours to pay (that’s four days, for the mathematically challenged among us)—an unusually generous payment window for ransomware. The authors also take pains to calm their victims, assuring them that file recovery is “really easy,” even going so far as to provide a handy video showing just how the process works and a help section, which contains the links and references to the resources needed to make the payment.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/