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EclecticIQ Fusion Center Report: Thanatos Ransomware First Ransomware to Ask for Payment in Bitcoin Cash (English)

Researchers identified a new ransomware, Thanatos, that still appears to contain a lot of bugs but is the first ransomware seen to ask for payment to be made in Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Report from EclecticIQ Fusion Center from Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Key Findings:

  • When it infects a victim it will use a new key for each encrypted file, but the keys are never
    saved anywhere.
  • Bitcoin Cash is a fairly new cryptocurrency that was spun off from Bitcoin, which appeared on August 1st, 2017.
  • Encrypted files will append the .THANATOS extension.

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