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CrossLock Ransomware Emerges: New GoLang-Based Malware On the Horizon

CrossLock Ransomware is a new ransomware that has been discovered recently. It is written in the programming language GoLang, which is the same language used to create the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin. This ransomware has the ability to encrypt files on the infected system, making them inaccessible until a ransom is paid. The ransom amount is a fixed value of 0.6 bitcoins (about $2800 USD).

CrossLock ransomware is spread via malicious email attachments, malicious links in websites, or other forms of social engineering. The ransomware is capable of targeting multiple file types, including documents, pictures, music, and videos. Once the files are encrypted, it is impossible to recover the data without paying the ransom.

The ransomware also includes a few features which make it more difficult to detect and remove. For example, the ransomware has the ability to delete itself after the encryption process is complete. It also has anti-analysis measures which make it difficult for security researchers to analyze the code.

Since the ransomware is written in GoLang, it is believed that it is targeting Linux-based systems. However, it is possible that the threat could make its way to other operating systems in the future.

Overall, CrossLock ransomware is a new threat that should be taken seriously. It is important for users to be aware of this threat and to protect themselves by using strong passwords, avoiding suspicious links or attachments, and regularly backing up their data.

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