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Kraken Cryptor Ransomware Masquerading as SuperAntiSpyware

From Lawrence Abram's article Kraken Cryptor Ransomware Masquerading as SuperAntiSpyware Security Program posted today (14-Sep-2018) on Bleeping Computer:

"The Kraken Cryptor Ransomware is a newer ransomware that was released in August 2018. A new version, called Kraken Cryptor 1.5, was recently released that is masquerading as the legitimate SuperAntiSpyware anti-malware program in order to trick users into installing it. 

What makes it worse, though, is that somehow the attackers were able to gain access to the superantispyware.com site and distribute the ransomware from there....

...The file name for the legitimate SuperAntiSpyware Free installer is called SUPERAntiSpyware.exe. The Kraken Cryptor installer spotted by VirusTotal was called SUPERAntiSpywares.exe.  The only difference between the two names is the addition of a s to the malicious executable...."

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Re: Kraken Cryptor Ransomware Masquerading as SuperAntiSpyware

Do you think S.A.S. will recover from this?