Chew, C., Kumar, V., Patros, P., & Malik, R. (2020). ESCAPADE: Encryption-type-ransomeware: system call based pattern detection. In M. Kutylowski, J. Zhang, & C. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2020), LNCS 12570 (pp. 388–407). Virtual, Melbourne, Australia: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65745-1_23
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Encryption-type ransomware has risen in prominence lately as the go-to malware for threat actors aiming to compromise Android devices. In this paper, we present a ransomware detection technique based on behaviours observed in the system calls performed by the malware. We identify and present some common high-level system call behavioural patterns targeted at encryption-type ransomware and evaluate these patterns. We further present our repeatable and extensible methodology for extracting the system call log and patterns.
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