Trend Micro security researchers revealed a new malware which is a multi-tasking threat that includes botnet, ransomware, and keylogging capabilities in a single package. Virobot not only encrypts files on the infected systems but also entangle the machine into a spam botnet and force it to disseminate itself to other victim machines.
In 2017, ransomware attacks clearly dominated the cybersecurity landscape. WannaCry, Petya, Not Petya, Adylkuzz, Bad Rabbit, Cerber, etc. are just a few names that did the rounds in the last year. Lucrative payments is one of the most prominent reasons which has lured in many attackers to launch multiple ransomware campaigns in the last couple of decades. Though we are yet to see a major ransomware attack this year, activities of cyberspace are unpredictable.