While investigating a series of ransomware attacks, researchers from Sophos Labs spotted this new variant of the Snatch ransomware.
“SophosLabs feels that the severity of the risk posed by ransomware which runs in Safe Mode cannot be overstated, and that we needed to publish this information as a warning to the rest of the security industry, as well as to end users,” said the researchers.
This malware that is written in the Go programming language, can not run under multiple operating systems.
Detecting and preventing attacks
Most of the attacks involving this malware were observed to be on networks that allowed uninhibited access for several days. Security experts recommend monitoring networks and periodically hunting for threats.
To prevent this ransomware from impacting your network, here are a few things you may want to do: