This rogue ransomware is now more dangerous than ever

With new obfuscation techniques and attack capabilities, Hello XD ransomware (opens in new tab) It’s now more dangerous than ever, discovered Unit 42, the cybersecurity arm of Palo Alto Networks.

The group found that Hello XD now features a new custom-packaged encryptor that helps malware (opens in new tab) Stay hidden. Also, it comes with new encryption algorithm changes. Instead of the modified HC-128 and Curve25519-Donna, this newly discovered version comes with Rabbit Cipher and Curve25519-Donna. Also, the file marker no longer presents a coherent string, but carries random bytes, further strengthening the encryption.

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