Eur Ransomware

Posted: September 10, 2020

Eur Ransomware Description

The Eur Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the Dharma Ransomware, a Ransomware-as-a-Service family. These threats will block the victim's files, such as most digital media, with encryption that usually is unbreakable by third parties. Appropriate anti-malware services may remove the Eur Ransomware or block its installation exploit and secure backups ca mitigate data loss significantly.

'Cheaper' Keeps Paying Off for the Dharma Ransomware RaaS

Among file-locking Trojans, there exist philosophies catering to both the low and high customer demographics. For the Dharma Ransomware, the 'low' is paying off, with many threat actors preferring it, even over totally-free options like Utku Sen's Hidden Tear software. The Eur Ransomware further shows that Ransomware-as-a-Service is thriving without charging as much as the top-shelf Trojans in the threat landscape.

One might easily compare the Eur Ransomware to any of its recent and semi-recent relatives, such as 2020's Bmd Ransomware, the GET Ransomware, the NHLP Ransomware or the Rxx Ransomware. Functions of the Trojan in a post-infection Windows system include:

  • Deleting the Restore Points
  • Establishing Registry-based system persistence
  • Locking files with a secure AES and RSA encryption routine
  • Adding campaign-specific extensions to the above files
  • Generating HTA and TXT ransom notes (pop-up windows and Notepad text) for a file-unlocking service

The Eur Ransomware also may benefit from deployment and other black hat software, including the password-collecting Mimikatz program, anti-security utilities that terminate software like the Windows Firewall and network-traversal tools. Generally, data theft correlates with attempted spreading throughout the network, and hijacking admin accounts for more access to ransom-worthy files.

Despite these advantages and unbreakable encryption, the Eur Ransomware's family is one of the cheapest ones on the dark Web. Its ransoms are similarly-low, although they still come to thousands of dollars.

Setting Up Stumbling Blocks for Trojan Businesses

Network administrators should guard against possible attacks or vulnerabilities that could lead to them down the road. Password security is critical for blocking dictionary or brute-force hacking, which includes both software-automated and manually-targeted techniques. Patches also are relevant to all users, but for Web servers that may be using out-of-date, and hence, vulnerable versions of their software especially. Business entities are more at risk from the Dharma Ransomware family's members than most others, but the Eur Ransomware may encrypt files on a home user's PC just as effectively.

Windows users also should pay close attention to e-mails and links or attached files. Fake invoices and similar documents can include exploits that install threats like the Eur Ransomware through preexisting vulnerabilities or macros. However, malware experts stress that most of these drive-by-downloads can't load without the user's enabling them in one way or another.

Users with backups on other devices can restore their files without considering the ransom proposal from this Trojan's pop-up and text message. Windows anti-malware software from a trustworthy company also will block most exploits and delete the Eur Ransomware on sight conveniently.

Without the change to its name, anyone could mistake the Eur Ransomware for its numerous family tree ancestors. That Ransomware-as-a-Services can remain so stagnant in their payloads shows that users aren't putting forth their best effort on preserving files. Paying a ransom afterward, unfortunately, is, by far, the more expensive option.

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