The most recent version of the CryptXXX ransomware came with lots of changes, among which the most important is an infostealer module that can dump and steal passwords from various applications on the infected machine.
Called StillerX, this module was seen part of CryptXXX, detected by Proofpoint for the first time on May 26. The US security firm says that this CryptXXX version comes with lots of new features, but StillerX makes it more dangerous than before. StillerX works just like classic password dumpers, also known as infostealers. CryptXXX's StillerX module is capable of targeting all sorts of software.Read more
CryptXXX is a new ransomware variant discovered during the past weeks, which, besides encrypting the user's data, is also capable of stealing Bitcoin from infected targets, along with passwords and other personal details, security researchers from Proofpoint have found.
Security experts say the ransomware is distributed via Web pages that host the Angler exploit kit. This crimeware kit uses vulnerabilities to push the Bedep click-fraud malware on the users' systems. Bedep is also known for having "malware downloading" capabilities, so it will download the CryptXXX ransomware as a second-stage infection, dropping it as a delayed execution DLL, set to wait 62 minutes before launching.Read more