First ransomware in D
H. S. Teoh
hsteoh at quickfur.ath.cx
Tue Feb 2 14:01:06 UTC 2021
On Tue, Feb 02, 2021 at 01:34:35PM +0000, user1234 via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 11:46:39 UTC, RazvanN wrote:
> > Looks like D has managed to make programs safer... malicious
> > programs that is.
> > https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vovalex-is-likely-the-first-ransomware-written-in-d/
> I hope that the signatures wont wrongly affect phobos and druntime.
> That's a risk when everything is statically linked (which seems to be
> the case here as a comment mentions that the malware size is 32 mb).
The bad thing about this is that antivirus software may start labelling
D programs as malware because they may latch on to phobos/druntime
fragments as identifiers for this ransomware.
Famous last words: I *think* this will work...
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