Conti ransomware uses 32 simultaneous CPU threads for blazing-fast encryption



A lesser-known ransomware strain known as Conti is using up to 32 simultaneous CPU threads to encrypt files on infected computers for blazing-fast encryption speeds, security researchers from Carbon Black said in a report on Wednesday.

Conti is just the latest in a long string of ransomware strains that have been spotted this year. Just like most ransomware families today, Conti was designed to be directly controlled by an adversary, rather than execute automatically by itself.

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