A new form of ransomware has emerged and is being distributed through malicious Office documents, infecting victims with file-encrypting malware. Uncovered by researchers at Netskope, the ‘Spider Virus’ ransomware campaign was first detected on December 10 and is ongoing.
Like many ransomware schemes, the attack begins with malicious emails to potential victims. The email subjects and the lure documents indicate the attackers are keen on targeting victims in the Balkans. It’s currently unknown where the attackers are operating from.
Read more about the new ransomware campaign on ZDNet.