Reference : Next Generation Cryptographic Ransomware
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Security, Reliability and Trust
Next Generation Cryptographic Ransomware
Genç, Ziya Alper mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Lenzini, Gabriele [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Ryan, Peter [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) >]
Proceedings of the Secure IT Systems
Springer International Publishing
23rd Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems (NordSec 2018)
from 28-11-2018 to 30-11-2018
University of Oslo
[en] Software security and malware ; Ransomware ; Anti-ransomware ; Cryptographic techniques ; Security evaluation and measurement
[en] We are assisting at an evolution in the ecosystem of cryptoware - the malware that encrypts files and makes them unavailable unless the victim pays up. New variants are taking the place once dominated by older versions; incident reports suggest that forthcoming ransomware will be more sophisticated, disruptive, and targeted. Can we anticipate how such future generations of ransomware will work in order to start planning on how to stop them? We argue that among them there will be some which will try to defeat current anti-ransomware; thus, we can speculate over their working principle by studying the weak points in the strategies that seven of the most advanced anti-ransomware are currently implementing. We support our speculations with experiments, proving at the same time that those weak points are in fact vulnerabilities and that the future ransomware that we have imagined can be effective.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > Applied Security and Information Assurance Group (APSIA)
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