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“Zcrypt” – the ransomware that’s also a computer virus

02
Jun
2016
“Zcrypt” – the ransomware that’s also a computer virus

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SophosLabs just pointed out to us a new piece of ransomware with an interesting twist. It’s a virus!

Most malware samples these days are what’s known as Trojans, short for “Trojan Horses” – programs that seem harmless on the surface, but have nasty surprises hidden inside.

Trojans don’t get around by themselves – they have to be delivered somehow, typically by email or via a booby-trapped web page.

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