Astrigalus ransomware is an unencrypted ransomware that encrypts files and takes control of infected computers.
The ransomware has already infected more than 6,000 computers across the globe.
The new strain, dubbed Black Cloud, is being actively targeted by security companies.
It is being developed by the same researchers who discovered Black Hole, which has been used in other ransomware campaigns and is now spreading around the globe in a variety of ways.
The researchers said that Black Cloud is the first ransomware to be targeted by this new variant.
It also encrypts the files on infected machines and takes over their process.
The authors wrote: “This is the latest version of Black Cloud and it has been modified in a way to enable the persistence of the infection.
It has also been modified to be a bit more resistant to anti-virus programs.”
The ransomware authors also claimed that Black Clouds will be used in attacks on enterprise networks and in the cybercrime sphere.
This variant of the malware has been named Black Cloud Ransom by the researchers.
The malware is named after the black cloud in the constellation of stars that surrounds the constellation Virgo.
The Black Cloud ransomware is used by several cybercriminals around the world to extort money from victims.
The criminals use Black Cloud to extol their services and collect payments for malware-infected computers.
“The Black Cloud variant is also being used in a range of cybercriminal activities around the worlds,” the researchers wrote.
“In particular, it is being used to extoll ransomware services offered by a number of criminal organizations around the planet.
These services include ransomware services for corporate and personal computers and mobile phone networks, as well as other criminal enterprises.”
In recent weeks, Black Cloud has been seen spreading through the wild, infecting computers and stealing money from them.
“Astragas ransomware is a very sophisticated and effective ransomware strain, with the ability to take control of machines from a very high level,” said Michael Smith, research manager at the Cybersecurity Response Center at the International Centre for Strategic Studies.
“This strain is being targeted by cybercrimbers around the entire globe, and it is a well-planned and coordinated campaign.”
He added that the new strain is very complex and very hard to detect.
Black Cloud encrypts all files on the infected computer, including those that were encrypted with AES encryption.
The decryption key is also stored in the system, and the ransomware takes control when the encryption key is sent to the infected machine.
Black Clouds encrypts passwords on the files and encrypts them using a password recovery service.
The key is stored in a directory, and a copy of the file is downloaded.
BlackCloud encrypts both system files and the registry, which contains system information.
The files are encrypted using AES-256 encryption, and each file is encrypted using RSA encryption.
“We are very excited about this ransomware variant and we are working closely with our partners and partners from around the US and around the rest of the world,” Smith said.
“I think it is an excellent opportunity to keep people up to date on the progress of the campaign.”
We will keep an eye on this variant as it is detected and analyzed,” Smith added.
However, the researchers said the new variant of Black Clouds was different. “
All ransomware variants will continue to spread as long as they are successful in spreading,” they said.
However, the researchers said the new variant of Black Clouds was different.
“Black Cloud ransomware has the ability, once installed, to decrypt the file system, decrypt passwords and create a new encrypted file in the infected system.
The encrypted file is then deleted from the infected disk and the new file is loaded from the system,” they wrote.
This is not unique to this variant, the authors said.
Black cloud ransomware encrypts only files and not registry or other files.
“It is possible that Black cloud may be being used as a backdoor by other ransomware variants,” they added.
“Our analysis has identified this new ransomware variant to be similar to Black Hole ransomware.
It encrypts system files in a similar manner to Black Cloud but encrypts password recovery and file system encryption.
The new ransomware is being released to exploit an older version of CryptoCrypto, which is also used by some ransomware families. “
However, it has the capability to infect a wide range of systems, including enterprise systems, consumer devices and mobile devices.”
The new ransomware is being released to exploit an older version of CryptoCrypto, which is also used by some ransomware families.
Cryptolocker, CryptoFlak, and CryptoWall ransomware are examples of malware families that have also been used by cybercrime groups.
Astraga is the new ransomware of choice for cybercrimbs and is being heavily deployed in some cases by the ransomware operators.
A Stragalos ransomware variant has been identified as Astragar, but the ransomware variant in question has not been formally identified by the cybersecurity researchers.