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Amar Patil

About Amar Patil

Amar is a security researcher at Quick Heal Security Labs and has 6 years of experience in the cybersecurity domain. He is interested in reverse engineering and analyzing security vulnerabilities and exploits.

 February 8, 2018

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

In Jan 2018, Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health (healthcare network) was attacked by SamSam ransomware. It encrypted the files containing patients’ data which disrupted their critical services. Even though SamSam is not a new ransomware, it has evolved over a period of time. We had observed its first variant in Feb...
 January 12, 2018

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

2017 was the year of ransomware and cryptocurrency miners but we are still seeing infectors posing as a prominent attack vector. However, old infectors still remain a significant threat to users. In 2017, we observed a few old infector families making new versions of their old code, though no new...