Hipster Ransomware: Beyond Mere Encryption presented at BSidesChicago 2018

by Pranshu Bajpai,

Summary : Modern ransomware present multi-faceted threats that present challenges beyond data loss. These ransomware include routines that drop trojans and cryptocurrency mining plugs. Some include state of the art elliptic curve cryptography, advanced key management models, new infection vectors, purging backups and more. In this talk, we discuss the future of the most potent cryptoviral extortions as predicted via empirical analysis of real-world ransomware samples that are defying general trends and differentiating themselves from their peers. All arguments will be backed by empirical evidence in form of code snippets, system snapshots, and network packet dumps as collected from real world ransomware.