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Threat spotlight: CrySIS, aka Dharma ransomware, causing a crisis for businesses | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
CrySIS, aka Dharma, is a family of ransomware that has been evolving since 2006. We have noticed that this ransomware has become increasingly active lately, increasing by a margin of 148 percent from February until April 2019. The uptick in detections may be due to CrySIS' effective use of multiple attack vectors. Profile of the CrySIS ransomware CrySIS/Dharma, which Malwarebytes detects as Ransom.Crysis, targets Windows systems, and this family primarily targets businesses. It uses several methods of distribution: CrySIS is distributed as malicious attachments in spam emails. Specific to this family is the use of malicious attachments that use double file extensions, which under default Windows settings may appear to be non-executable, when in reality they are.CrySIS can also arrive disguised as installation files for legitimate software, including AV vendors. CrySIS operators will offer up these harmless looking installers for various legitimate applications as downloadable