Snap Your Fingers Twice, Thanos Ransomware is Here!

CISO MAG

Cybersecurity researchers have found a new ransomware called Thanos. This ransomware is being popularly advertised in the underground market as Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) tool. Another reason behind its rising popularity is that Thanos is the first ransomware family that seems to exploit the RIPlace technique in the Windows file system. This technique goes undetected in most antivirus, anti-ransomware, and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions as it bypasses the security products by replacing all sensitive files on the victim’s machine.

Thanos was initially spotted in January on an underground forum. It has been reportedly developed by a threat actor named as “Nosophoros”. However, a lot has changed since its initial emergence and now the latest feature of RIPlace technique has been integrated and used since February.

Since Thanos ransomware follows a RaaS model, the subscribers to this service are offered two packages...

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