WastedLocker - Ransomware
The Evil Corp eCrime group, also known as Indrik Spider, released a new ransomware family known as WastedLocker which uses AES and RSA encryption. A customized string is appended to encrypted files consisting of the company's name and the word "wasted". A ransom note is dropped next to each infected file and states the victim must contact the threat actor at one of two email addresses. The ransom demand can reach into the millions of dollars. The group behind WastedLocker are known to also be the same group who has distributed malware in the past including ransomware, banking trojans, and botnets.