Fox variant of Matrix ransomware installed on computers running Remote Desktop Services

August 23, 2018  By Robert Abel


A new variant of the Matrix ransomware dubbed “Fox Ransomware” was discovered renaming encrypted files and appending the .FOX extension to the file name.


MalwareHunterTeam security researchers spotted the ransomware and noted that like its predecessor, the newest variant communicates a lot with its Command and Control server and also displays consoles that provide status updates on the encryption process, according to an Aug. 20 Bleeping Computer post.


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