The GameOver Virus is a test release ransomware targeting users on a global scale. The currently released samples of it are early versions that may be updated in further iterations. Refer to our in-depth article for a technical analysis and full removal instructions.
GameOver Virus – Distribution Ways
The GameOver virus is distributed via the most common methods attributed to ransomware of this type. At the moment the captured strains are relatively low which does not showcase on single method used for distributing it.
A common way of distributing the threat is the coordination of SPAM email messages. They use social engineering techniques utilizing web elements from well-known companies and Internet services thereby confusing the targets into believing that they are being sent by legitimate senders. Usually the ransomware files (GameOver virus) are either hyperlinked or directly attached.
The hackers can also construct fake download sites using the same tactic. They will take the web elements from famous site and attempt to recreate them using similar sounding domain names and design. These two tactics when combined are the (Read more...)
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