FireCrypt Ransomware Comes With a DDoS Component

A ransomware family named FireCrypt will encrypt the user’s files, but also attempt to launch a very feeble DDoS attack on a URL hardcoded in its source code. This threat was discovered today by MalwareHunterTeam. Below is an analysis of the ransomware’s mode of operation, provided by MalwareHunterTeam and Bleeping Computer’s Lawrence Abrams.

Article Link: http://www.securitynewspaper.com/2017/01/05/firecrypt-ransomware-comes-ddos-component/