Ryuk ransomware now self-spreads to other Windows LAN devices

A new Ryuk ransomware variant with worm-like capabilities that allow it to spread to other devices on victims’ local networks has been discovered by the French national cyber-security agency while investigating an attack in early 2021. “Through the use of scheduled tasks, the malware propagates itself – machine to machine – within the Windows domain,” ANSSI (short for Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) said in a report published today. “Once launched, it will thus spread itself on every reachable machine on which Windows RPC accesses are possible.” Self-replication to other network devices