Ransomware and Rust

Well, it had to happen. The BlackCat (aka ALPHV) ransomware gang have implemented ransomware using Rust. And, so, while Rust has been previously used for malware, it is the first time it has been used for ransomware. The major advantage of using Rust for this is that it is likely to be scalable for its deployment on a range of systems, along with it being easy to customize for target systems (as it avoids running within a framework and will run natively…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.