Kaenlupuf Ransomware Description
The Kaenlupuf Ransomware is a file-encrypting Trojan developed as part of a cyber security exercise. Although the event's operators don't intend the Trojan to have a public release, there are signs that this Trojan could be circulating in the wild. PC users should seek help from cyber security researchers or use backups to restore any files that this Trojan locks, and protect their PCs with anti-malware solutions that can delete the Kaenlupuf Ransomware when they detect it.
The Cyber Security Drill that might be a Little Too Real
Threats can spring out of surprising places sometimes, and the testament of good intentions leading to harmful activity is highly visible with families like EDA2 and Hidden Tear. The X Maya 6 event, an annual challenge for Malaysian programmers and PC security experts, also may be an incidental contributor to the threat underground. Researchers developed and distributed the Kaenlupuf Ransomware within the confines of this event as an example of an archetypal, file-encrypting Trojan, but third-party con artists may have begun to use it for unintended attacks.
The Kaenlupuf Ransomware uses an AES-128 algorithm to encrypt files on your computer, blocking them without giving them any identifying labels such as an extension. The Kaenlupuf Ransomware also generates a Malaysian ransom note (which provides the basis for the Trojan's name: 'Kasi Enkrip LU Punya') that follows the standard format of demanding a Bitcoin payment to return your files via decryption.
Malware researchers also see some network activity from the Kaenlupuf Ransomware that the con artists could re-purpose for Command & Control server communications theoretically. Features related to such activity will allow a threat actor to monitor the Trojan's installation and system persistence typically, as well as transfer the decryption key for unlocking any of the victim's encoded content.
Ending a Drill Exercise without a Loss of Money or Files
Some of the samples of the Kaenlupuf Ransomware that malware experts are analyzing include data misrepresenting them as being components of the Windows operating system. Always remember that con artists can disguise files with disingenuous names, extensions, and icons, and may distribute them with crafted messages meant to trick the victims into opening them willingly. Despite its origin, the Kaenlupuf Ransomware's features are traditional accompaniments to most file-encrypting threats, and standard anti-malware products should detect it.
There is a viable decryption application for the Kaenlupuf Ransomware, and parties in need of file recovery should seek assistance from appropriate cyber security researchers to gain access to this file-decoding technology. However, con artists may make unforeseen modifications to this threat to increase the difficulty of recovery. No file-restoration strategy ever will be as reliable as having backups. Regarding any local, default backups, malware experts caution that the Trojan does delete the Windows Shadow Copy unless the user removes the Kaenlupuf Ransomware before it finishes its payload.
Threat actors inclined towards exploiting the ransom-based possibilities of threatening software aren't picky about where they find their code necessarily. Even if the Kaenlupuf Ransomware owes its existence to the best of intentions, PC users with risky Web-surfing habits may find that their files, and their Bitcoin wallets, are up for grabs.
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File System Modifications
The following files were created in the system:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%netsvc.exeFile name: netsvc.exe
Size: 461.82 KB (461824 bytes)
Detection count: 28
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: application/octet-stream
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 15, 2017
The following newly produced Registry Values are:
Regexp file mask%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\netsvc.exe%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\netsvc.exe