An old family of ransomware has returned with a new campaign which uses information about children stolen from crowdfunding websites and claims that payments made in exchange for unlocking encrypted files will be donated to good causes.
First spotted in early 2016, CryptoMix is a combination of CryptXXX and CryptoWall ransomware. While it has caused issues for users over the years, it’s a relatively low-profile form of file-locking malware that until recently appeared to have fallen off the radar.
However, researchers at cyber security firm Coveware have uncovered a new CryptoMix campaign that looks to make up for its lack of notoriety with this unpleasant new trick.
By Danny Palmer
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