Some ransomware removal companies have come across variants of Satan and they were found to be targeting the financial sector with the help of Monero miners. The very first variant that was found was the NSFOCUS.
If you haven’t heard of what Satan malware is capable of, well Europol went as far as saying that this threat was the key malware that is being reported by most organizations and law enforcement agencies! NFCOUS has now emerged as the newest variant of the very same problem.
Found earlier in November, this variant was found targeting Windows and Linux operating systems by exploiting most of their vulnerable applications. Once the malware has established a foothold in these systems, the virus starts to exponentially cause damage.
Ransomware removal companies found that NSFOCUS was a variant of Satan malware and it had the ability of self-propagation. This means that the malware could find local files in the infected system and instantly encrypted all of them. All these affected files were appended to the ‘.lucky’ extension also automatically installed XMRig Monero miner onto the system in question.
Ransomware removal professionals are now defending all these organizations in the financial sector by patching their software on a regular basis. Some companies can also be found investing in endpoint management technologies. These technologies work in a manner to gain access and visibility of all the devices and users in the organization in order to keep track of malware.
These organizations have also been advised to implement some antivirus solutions in their devices. One particular software that has been introduced to these companies is called Anti Malware Scanning Interface (AMSI). This software works in a manner that protects the networks in these companies from all kinds of Monero Miners and threats that are related to crypto-currency.