New VCrypt Ransomware locks files in password-protected 7ZIPs

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VCrypt Ransomware

A new ransomware called VCrypt targets people from France using the legal 7zip command-line program For the creation password-protected archives from data folders.

The new VCrypt ransomware deletes all archives of a victim located in their data folders Windows and then creates new “encrypted” files.

These encrypted files use a naming format: username_foldername.vxcrypt.

For example, the files in the “Documents” folder will be deleted and a file named will be created.¬†User_documents.vcrypt.

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