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Newly discovered ransomware uses BitLocker to encrypt victim data

ShrinkLocker, a recently discovered ransomware, uses BitLocker, a Windows feature, to encrypt victims’ data. The malware targets systems in Mexico, Jordan, and Indonesia, reduces the size of non-boot partitions and creates new primary partitions. It disables BitLocker encryption key protections before enabling a numerical password to encrypt data. Decrypting the data is challenging due to variables on each affected device. Kaspersky recommends robust endpoint protection, traffic logging and monitoring, and regular backups to mitigate potential attacks.

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