Wednesday, November 26, 2014
CoinVault ransomware has appeared suddenly in November 2014
Bleeping Computer has a valuable information and FAQ guide for the new CoinVault ransomware, link here.
This new kind of ransomware contains the decryption within the executable, and offers the victim one file “free” as proof that it can be done. Payment is accepted only in Bitcoin.
The malware is distributed through email zip attachments disguised as .PDF files. It might be more likely to affect people who routinely work with attachments from clients.
Webroot seems to be one of the first companies to research it.