Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday November 10, 2015

New Encryption Ransomware Targets Linux Users

All you alternative OS users out there should be on the lookout for this new encryption ransomware that is targeting Linux operating systems.

First, Linux.Encoder.1 encrypts all files in home directories and directories related to website administration. Then the Trojan recursively traverses the whole file system starting with the directory from which it is launched; next time, starting with a root directory ("/"). At that, the Trojan encrypts only files with specified extensions and only if a directory name starts with one of the strings indicated by cybercriminals.