Latest Ransomware Targets Game Files & Related Applications

Bromium Labs reports that a new variant of CryptoLocker has been spotted and that it is designed so as to specifically target gamers rather than taking the broad approach previously seen in earlier versions of 'the popular to edit so as to make your own' ransomware.

The latest variant reportedly targets 185 file extensions including ones associated with popular online games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Starcraft 2 and Day Z. Additionally, the ransomware seeks out file extensions associated with programs such as Unity 3D in what is likely to be an assumption by the malware creator that these files are valued much more so by its owner than that of saved game files.

Further information as to how the latest variant of CryptoLocker functions is made available by Bromium Labs.

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