Cryptolocker is arguably the most effective and sophisticated piece of ransomware released to date. As we have previously outlined on this blog, our Security Graph has been categorizing and blocking Cryptolocker based on the relationships of the domains, the traffic, and patterns, which we score algorithmically.
Within our research lab we also have a 3D security visualization tool that allows us to view and model attacks with animations and high definition graphics. We decided to model the Cryptolocker attack, add some music and create an art piece from a very scientific, technical topic – something not only visually stunning, but useful from a research perspective. The visualization allows us to view the relationships between Cryptolocker domains and how the Ripple Effect works. See the video below: