New variant of Cerber Ransomware Spotted in the Wild .
The Dell Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant family of Cerber [GAV: Cerber.B_1] actively spreading in the wild.
Cerber encrypts the victims files with a strong encryption algorithm until the victim pays a fee to get them back.
The Malware uses the following icon:
The Malware adds the following files to the system:
The Trojan adds the following keys to the Windows registry to ensure persistence upon reboot:
Once the computer is compromised, the malware copies its own executable file to %Userprofile% Application Data folder and deletes its own executable file.
The Malware encrypts all personal documents and files it shows the following webpages:
It demands that victims pay using Bitcoin in order to receive the decryption key that allows them to recover their files. The malware has some guidelines for how to purchase Bitcoins:
Command and Control (C&C) Traffic
The Malware performs C&C communication over TCP and UDP ports. The malware sends your system UID to its own C&C server via following format, here are some examples:
We have been monitoring varying hits over the past few days for the signature that blocks this threat:
SonicWALL Gateway AntiVirus provides protection against this threat via the following signature:
GAV: Cerber.B_1 (Trojan)