Vipasana Ransomware Encrypts Offline

Vipassana

Vipassana is a form of meditation, not to be confused with Vipasana--a new Russian ransomware that emerged in December 2015.

This ransomware is unique in that it encrypts offline. While most known ransomware requires an internet connection to support successful communications with their command and control servers before initiating file encryption, it seems that Vipasana does not need an Internet connection to encrypt files and display the ransom message.

This means that there is no key exchange between the infected machine and the attacker, which eliminates one option of stopping the attack.

ThreatSTOP customers are protected from Vipasana.

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