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Virtual machines hide ransomware until the encryption process is done

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Jun
2021
Virtual machines hide ransomware until the encryption process is done

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The use of virtual machines (VMs) to run the malicious payload is getting more popular with ransomware attackers, Symantec’s Threat Hunter Team claims.

Ransomware deployed in virtual machines

“During a recent investigation into an attempted ransomware attack, Symantec discovered that the attackers had installed a VirtualBox VM on some compromised computers. Unlike the previously documented RagnarLocker attacks, which involved Windows XP, the VM in this case appeared to be running Windows 7,” they shared.

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