This chapter dissects a unique family of malware known as ransomware that is able to take control of a system unless a ransom is paid to its creators.
In this chapter, we cover the following topics:
• History of ransomware
• Options for paying ransom
• Dissecting Ransomlock, including dynamic and static analysis
• Decoding in memory
• Anti-debugging checks
• Taking control of the Desktop
• CryptoLocker malware
History of Ransomware
Ransomware is a unique family of malware that is able take full control of a machine until a ransom is paid by the victim. In order to increase the chances of getting money, ...