Catalin Cimpanu reports:
A newly discovered malware strain is a multi-tasking threat that besides working as ransomware and encrypting users’ files, it can also log and steal their keystrokes, and add infected computers to a spam-sending botnet.
This new threat is named Virobot and appears to be under development, and comprised of multiple components that allow it to work as a botnet, ransomware, and keylogger.
It’s ransomware component seems to be a unique strain that has no ties to previous ransomware family trees, according to cyber-security firm Trend Micro, whose malware analysts spotted this new treat this week.
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