FilesL0cker RANSOMWARE actively spreading in the wild.
The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team observed reports of a new variant family of FILESLOCKER [FILESLOCKER.RSM] actively spreading in the wild.
FILESLOCKER encrypts the victims files with a strong encryption algorithm until the victim pays a fee to get them back.
Contents of the FILESLOCKER ransomware
The Ransomware adds the following files to the system:
- %App.path%\ [File Name] .locked
- %Userprofile\Desktop %\ DECRYPT MY FILES.txt
- Instruction for recovery
Once the computer is compromised, the Ransomware runs the following commands:
The Ransomware encrypts all the files and appends the .locked extension onto each encrypted file’s filename.
After encrypting all personal documents the Ransomware shows the following webpage containing a message reporting that the computer has been encrypted and to contact its developer for unlock instructions.
SonicWall Capture Labs provides protection against this threat via the following signature:
- GAV: FILESLOCKER.RSM (Trojan)