Flash Talk: Satan Ransomware

Flash Talks is an exclusive Flashpoint speaker series where our analysts share insights from the Deep & Dark Web and examine today's increasingly complex threat landscape.



The rising popularity of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) offerings have caused ransomware extortions to grow more common, more damaging, and more feasible of a tactic for all cybercriminals -- not just the elite.

During this 12-minute session, Senior Malware Analyst Ronnie Tokazowski provides an overview of "Satan" ransomware, a new strand of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) that allows users to customize ransom conditions, including the ransom multiplier amount, number of days until the multiplier takes effect, and gateway proxy. He also details mitigation strategies individuals and organizations can take to reduce their risk of being targeted.

Topics Covered:
 •  Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) Overview 
 •  Satan Ransomware Origins
 •  Types of customizations 
 •  How Satan uses Anti-VM (Virtual Machine Detection) and evasion techniques 
 •  Breaking Satan Ransomware through Binary Patching
 •  Ransomware mitigation strategies

Ronnie Tokazowski
Senior Malware Analyst

*This Flash Talk was recorded and shared live with Flashpoint customers on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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