Cybercriminals behind Dridex and Necurs release new ransomware named FiedEx

Cybercriminals behind Dridex and Necurs release new ransomware named FiedEx
Creators of Dridex banking trojan and Necurs spam botnet are hitting the cyber world with new ransomware named FriedEx also known as Bit Paymer.

Our experts have been looking into this piece of malware and found out that it saw the cyberspace for the first time in summer last year. Since then it has become more and more used by the cybercriminals that have been infecting many, including multiple Scottish hospitals, with this type of dangerous ransomware.

Our cybersecurity team quickly managed to link Dridex creators and FriedEx because of:

– Dridex and FriedEx are compiled in Visual Studio 2015
– Both have same PDF path: S:\Work\_bin\ meaning that both were compiled on the same system
– Some of Dridex and FriedEx samples have exact date of compilation
– Other samples have compilation dates only minutes apart
– Both have same order of functions in binaries
– Dridex and FriedEx use the same malware packer that is also used by QBot, Emotet, and Ursnif
– Constants that are supposed to be randomly generated are identical in some Dridex and FriedEx samples
– Many similar blocks of code.

Our cybersecurity expert says that nowadays cybercriminals have become more and more powerful by learning how to transform previous project intro new ones more quickly and more efficiently. By this type of actions, they are managed to create interconnected ecosystems that work in their interests. In this hard times, every system and device that goes into the cyberspace must have an extra layer of protection like a top antivirus installed intro their OS.

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