It is not uncommon for low-quality Ransomware developers to try to piggyback on some of the more successful projects in the field of crypto-threats. There are many examples of this such as the Globe Imposter Ransomware which is designed to look like the Globe Ransomware, yet it has nothing in common with it. Another fine example is the CerberTear Ransomware – a copycat of the Cerber Ransomware which, however, uses the HiddenTear’s flawed encryption routine A Turkish cyber crook may be attempting to develop a new piece of crypto-threat that is still not finished, but it is obvious that it is meant to behave and look like the Cryptolocker Ransomware, one of the most popular ransomware families up to date. The Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware features a ransom message written in Turkish that is displayed in a new window that appears to borrow some of the design features seen in the CryptoLocker’s lock screen.
The most worrying things about the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware are that it appears to use the RSA encryption, which is one of the most secure methods to encrypt a victim’s files currently, and if the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware is weaponized, then it is likely that files locked by it will end up being impossible to recover. The even scarier part is that the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware may turn out to be an open-source project that will provide all cyber crooks with easy access to a powerful and easy to modify ransomware. The GitHub page for the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware has been up for a while, and it features all of the ransomware’s core modules, as well as instructions on how to use them to modify the threat.
The Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware appears to target a broad range of file extensions, including some more obscure file types that are associated with coding projects, professional software suites, etc. Although the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware is not being distributed yet actively, this may be a threat that will, unfortunately, become rather popular if its current state is improved. To protect yourself from the Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware, we recommend that you use a reputable anti-virus software suite that must be updated on a regular basis to ensure your computer’s security.