Duration : 2017/1 – 2017/7
Status : Completed
University : Concordia University of Edmonton
Present Position : IT Security Support at Mtech Information Security
Project/Thesis Title : In-Depth Experimental Analysis of Behavior of Crypto-Ransomware
Abstract : Crypto-ransomware is a family of one of the commonly seen malware that exploits software vulnerabilities of Internet accessible servers, end-user computers, and mobile devices. In this research, the behavior of the crypto-ransomware is experimentally analyzed. Dynamic analysis of the ransomware was performed in a virtual environment and the behavior of the malware represented using data flow modeling approach. Modification of registry values and system call functions by the malware were within the scope of the analysis. The outcome of the experimental study provides a number of indicators which can be considered when assessing the effectiveness of solutions designed to prevent and detect crypto-ransomware.