The security firm Intezer reported it had successfully shut down 15 active ransomware campaigns using the eCh0raix or QNAPCrypt variant with denial of service attacks.
The Intezer, which identifies the malware as QNAPCrypt while Anomali dubbed it eCh0raix, DoS operation was a bit different from a normal DoS attack. Instead of bombarding the malicious actors with traffic, the company essentially gobbled up all the pre-made bitcoin wallets created for the campaigns so the attackers could no longer use them to accept ransom payments from victims.
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