CryptoLocker – the Pioneer

CryptoLocker – the Pioneer
Overview Name: CryptoLocker Other names: – Apparition: 2013-09 Peek in popularity: 2013-11 (based on Google Trends) Status: Extinct Disappearance: 2014-06 (cause: Operation Tovar) Distribution vectors: Malspam: used massively at the beginning, then marginally with PPI Pay-Per-Install: via GOZ botnet (Game-Over Zeus) Affiliation program: Yes (exclusively with GOZ?) Group ties: Zeus or “business club” (Slavik and ...