back to article SynoLocker Trojan crime gang: We QUIT this gig

A ransomware Trojan gang appears to be moving on, and has offered to sell its remaining decryption keys in bulk for 200 BTC ($103,000, £61,500). Cybercrooks behind the recent SynoLocker Trojan – which targets the network attached storage devices manufactured by Synology – have apparently decided to cash out on their ill-gotten …

  1. Clive Galway

    Scam?

    What motivation is there for them to hand over the keys (if they exist)?

    If they are "going out of business" then failure to honor the agreement is not going to affect any reputation they care about.

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    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Scam?

      They have something new and they can't be arsed, so want some quick cash (plus the 5000+ they have will most likely never get used)

    3. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: Scam?

      As a general rule, the Cryptolocker people always unlocked when paid. They earned that reputation, at least. Actually, come to think of it...those bastards are more reliable than Windows...

      1. Triggerfish

        Re: Scam?

        You sometimes need to be honest to be a criminal.

      2. chris lively

        Re: Scam?

        Probably easier to get a hold of than the phone company as well.

  2. Truth4u

    Does Bill Gates even have 200 bitcoin?

    as title

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    SynoLocker Trojan

    "Despite our best efforts, we have so far been unable to identify the exact infection vector used by SynoLocker" ref

    'When the Trojan is executed, it creates the following files: .. It then modifies the following file: /usr/syno/synoman/index.html' ref

  4. string
    Megaphone

    put your hand in your pocket, synology

    Synology's opportunity to fix the issue, I feel.

    1. Paul S. Gazo

      Re: put your hand in your pocket, synology

      Yeah, no. It's not Synology's fault. The patch for this has existed for eight months.

      1. chris lively

        Re: put your hand in your pocket, synology

        Regardless of who is at fault, seems like a small price to pay for a NAS company in order to bail out your clients.

        It would certainly leverage a tremendous amount of good will.... At least until you became a target again. Hmm. No wonder we don't *normally* negotiate with terrorists.

        1. FutureShock999

          Re: put your hand in your pocket, synology

          The issue is that of those that have not paid yet, nearly all of them simply reformatted their NAS and re-loaded from backups, or decided that their p0rn and pirated movie collections were not worth it, and simply reformatted without backups. As they will never be used, those remaining keys are probably very low value, to either Synology, or the previously infected victims.

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