New File-Locking Malware With No Known Decryptor Found


The ransomware, dubbed Alkhal, was likely discovered on Oct. 1 by security firms Malwarebytes and Cyclonis, which published analysis and mitigation advice on their respective websites.

According to Malwarebytes’ security guide, the Alkhal operators, who accept ransom payments in bitcoin, determine the amount based on the version of the ransomware deployed.

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