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Parasite Ransomware (.parasite)

  • Distribution Method : Unknown
 
  • MD5 : 083f5c0dd42b0a53e5ebcae2c300634b
 
  • Major Detection Name : Generic.Ransom.HydraCrypt.93B1B43A (BitDefender), Ransom:MSIL/Parasite.MK!MTB (Microsoft)
 
  • Encrypted File Pattern : .parasite
 
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Temp\svchost.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\@READ_ME_FILE_ENCRYPTED@.html
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\Desktop\@READ_ME_FILE_ENCRYPTED@.html
     - C:\Windows\Temp\<Random>.exe
 
  • Payment Instruction File : @READ_ME_FILE_ENCRYPTED@.html
 
  • Major Characteristics :
     - Offline Encryption
     - Destruction of files at the level of 256 Bytes file size
     - Disable system restore (vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /quiet, wmic shadowcopy delete, wbadmin delete catalog -quiet)

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