Microsoft & Google unable to detect new zero-day ransomware








The ShurL0ckr ransomware was able to avoid detection by a majority of anti-virus engines and cloud applications.

As organisations have adopted cloud services to increase their productivity and agility, so to have hackers who see cloud services as the next big target for distributing malware and stealing sensitive data from businesses and individuals.

In its latest research report titled “Malware, P.I., Tracking Cloud Infections”, the cloud access security broker Bitglass has identified a new strain of ransomware that is able to elude detection from a majority of anti-virus (AV) engines and well-known cloud applications including Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.

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