VPNFilter is a new type of malware designed specifically to target internet routers. It’s capable of collecting communication information from your router, attacking other computers and destroying your device remotely.
A counter code should be implemented to limit an infinite loop. Ensure your software is up-to-date and that you have proper firewall and endpoint systems setup within your network.
When installed, CryptON will encrypt a victim’s files and append the .email@example.com extension to the encrypted file’s name. This means that a file named 1.jpg would be encrypted and renamed to firstname.lastname@example.org
In each folder that files are encrypted, a ransom note named HOWTODECRYPTFILES.html will also be created that contains instructions on what has happened and how to connect to a TOR support site to receive instructions.
Proper security measures must be in place to defend against CryptON Ransomware and similar threats. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from cryptocurrency-mining malware.