Like us, cybercriminals enjoy the festive season and that can sometimes reflect in their malicious activities. In 2011 we saw a Zeus banking trojan Panel - a user interface for herding Zeus-infected machines - with a Christmas-themed background. This time Forcepoint Security Labs™ has noticed that the CryptXXX gang have started to offer Christmas discounts to victims who intend to pay ransom.
Also known as UltraCrypter, CryptXXX is one of the active ransomware families currently in the wild. Last June we reported CryptXXX as a malware payload originating from a compromised anime site that silently redirected to the Neutrino... Read more