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This devious ransomware hijacks the Windows Everything search tool

27
Jan
2023
This devious ransomware hijacks the Windows Everything search tool

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Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has uncovered details of a new type of ransomware it found targeting the Windows ‘Everything’ search tool to attack English and Russian-speaking Windows users.

The malware was first observed back in June 2022, and has been “deleting shadow copies, terminating multiple applications and services, and abusing Everything32.dll functions to query target files that are to be encrypted.”

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