A strange gift-card seeking ransomware has surfaced in the online space. It is reported that the ransomware which is known as UNNAM3D relies on a WinRAR executable program to archive user files found in the infected system. A victim submitted an attack instance to BleepingComputer which provided details about the ransomware.
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BleepingComputer contacted the developer of the ransomware regarding its proliferation. In a conversation with BleepingComputer, the ransomware developer, who goes by the alias Unnam3d, stated that "they started their email campaign three days ago and have sent it to approximately 30 thousand people."
"This email campaign pretends to be an email from Adobe stating that the recipient's Adobe Flash Player is outdated and needs to be updated. These emails then contain a link to a fake Adobe Flash Player Update that installs the ransomware,” the ransomware developer added.
It was also discovered that the developer possessed other tools such as VNC hackers in his arsenal to launch different attacks.