Ramsay malware attacks PCs, which isolated from the outside world

ESET analysts discovered the infrastructure of a previously unknown Ramsay malware with some very interesting features. Ramsay attacks and collects data from PCs, which are isolated from the outside world. Having penetrated into such a system, the malware collects Word files and other confidential documents, hides them in a special concealed container and waits for the opportunity to transfer data outside. “We discovered the first copy of Ramsay on VirusTotal. This sample was downloaded from Japan, and it led us to discovery of additional components and versions of the platform”, – say the experts. Malware, designed to steal information from machines, which are physically isolated from any networks and potentially dangerous peripherals, is very rare. Such computers are mainly used …

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