Zeppelin Ransomware Returns Using New Trojan to Evade Antivirus

HealthcareITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

The Zeppelin ransomware variant has reemerged in the wild, employing a new trojan downloader to evade antivirus applications and avoid detection, according to new Juniper Threat Labs research.

Blackberry Cylance researchers first observed Zeppelin in November 2019, in a wave of targeted, carefully selected cyberattacks against technology and healthcare sectors across the US and Europe. The variant was the latest member of the Delphi-based ransomware-as-a-service family known as Vega or VegaLocker – thought to be Russian in origin.

The variant uses obfuscation on...

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