For the most part, it has been a quiet week with new variants of existing ransomware families being released. We also did not see too many large victims being disclosed and mostly updates of existing victims.

Of particular note is the Black Kingdom ransomware attempting to exploit Pulse VPN flaws to install ransomware. If you are using Pulse VPNs, be sure to install any applicable patches.

Another interesting story was the discovery by GData’s Karsten Hahn of a new Java-based remote access trojan called STRRAT that contains ransomware functionality.

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