Infosecurity Magazine - Crypto-Ransomware Targets 20 Million Inboxes

Security researchers are warning of another major crypto-ransomware campaign which has so far been observed attacking 20 million user inboxes. The threat, discovered in the second half of this week, arrives as many similar ransomware attacks do in the form of an unsolicited email.

“This attachment is a JavaScript file in a 7zip archive that the Barracuda ATP Dynamic Analysis Layer identifies as a ‘file-encryption/ransomware’ type virus,” explained Barracuda Networks lead platform architect, Eugene Weiss.