Threat Intelligence ReportEclecticIQ 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.
- When it infects a victim it will use a new key for each encrypted file, but the keys are never
- 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.