New DoppelPaymer Ransomware Emerges from BitPaymer's Code


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Aug 17, 2014
Malware researchers have discovered a new file-encrypting malware they dubbed DoppelPaymer that has been making victims since at least mid-June, asking hundreds of thousands of US dollars in ransom.
The ransomware strain has at least eight variants that extended their feature set gradually, with the earliest one dating since April.

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DoppelPaymer takes its name from BitPaymer, with which it shares more than large portions of code. There are three confirmed victims of this ransomware strain, which priced its decryption keys between 2 BTC and 100 BTC, say researchers from CrowdStrike.

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