2015-03-04 - Landscape
New crypto ransomware in town : CryptoFortress
[This post has been heavily edited to fix my mistake.
@kafeine after further verification, it seems CryptoFortress is completely different from TorrentLocker. They only stole the HTML and CSS.]
— Marc-Etienne M.Lévei (@marc_etienne_) March 6, 2015
I was hunting for Gootkit (pushed in a Nuclear Pack instance in France those days) but instead I got a
|Nuclear Pack pushing CryptoFortress via CVE-2013-2551 - FR - 2015-03-04|
(have no sure explanation for the 444 error on the "undefined" and CVE-2015-0311 call in that pass).
I thought i was facing Teerac.A (aka TorrentLocker) which was showing that design :
The sample I got today is showing a close identity : CryptoFortress
Clicking on the "Buy decryption software"
Samples : Torrent Locker and a fresh CryptoFortress
26f13c4ad8c1ccf81e80a556cf6db0af - 2014-10-25
e6dda3e06fd32fc3670d13098f3e22c9 - 2015-03-04
Read more :
(PDF) TorrentLocker - Ransomware in a country near you - 2014-12 - Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé - Eset
Post Publication Reading :
CryptoFortress - 2015-03-06 - Renaud Tabary - CertLexsi