New MegaCortex Ransomware Variant Changes Victims’ Windows Passwords

New MegaCortex Ransomware Variant Changes Victims’ Windows Passwords
Researchers discovered a new variant of the MegaCortex ransomware family that changes a victim’s Windows password upon execution.Discovered by MalwareHunterTeam and reverse engineered by Vitali Kremez, the threat seized the attention of Bleeping Computer when its ransom note stated that “All of your user credentials have been changed and your files have been encrypted.”The computer self help site worked with Kremez to confirm this activity. Together, they found that the ransomware variant executed the net user command upon execution to change a victim ..