The Trojan.Icepol e-threat (that we’ve covered here before) is still alive and very much kicking. In fact, according to Bitdefender antimalware researcher Razvan Benchea, its developers are kicking out version after version, at rapid pace, in a (somewhat misguided) attempt to stay ahead of antivirus solutions.
Bitdefender is keeping pace though, so (courtesy of the same Razvan Benchea), here’s a chart of the evolution of the number of detected instances of the various Trojan.Icepol variants found in the past two months or so:
Yep. It’s going up. If you’ve received a threatening e-mail purporting to come from the police in your country, it’s probably time to download the removal tool: Trojan.Ransom.Icepol (53619 downloads)