The newly discovered ransomware called MedusaLocker won't exactly turn your computer to stone, but it might as well, considering your files will be just as useless.
Researchers from MalwareHunterTeam first took note of the threat in late September, when the ransomware started racking up its first known victims. (The company acknowledges the ransomware in a tweet here.)
According to an Oct. 22 report from BleepingComputer, the ransomware uses a combination of AES and RSA-2048 to encrypt file with the extensions .exe, .dll, .sys, .ini, .lnk, .rdp, .encrypted and other extensions used for encrypted files. It also encrypts files found in multiple folders, including USERPROFILE, PROGRAMFILES (x86), programData, \AppData, WINDIR, \Application Data and \Program Files.
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