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CryptoWall Infects 625,000 Systems in About Six Months

29
Aug
2014

Relying on multiple infection vectors, Cryptowall managed to achieve wider presence than the infamous CryptoLocker, affecting 625,000 systems across the world in a period of about five and a half months.Recorded by Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), most of these infections were traced in the United States because of the numerous malicious campaigns targeting English-speaking users.The security researchers say that the total number of files encrypted by CryptoWall in the monitored tim…

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