Cryptostalker and the original project randumb are the work of Sean Williams, a developer from San Francisco. Mr. Williams wanted to create a tool that monitored the filesystem for newly written files, and if the files contained random data, the sign of encrypted content, and they were written at high speed, it would alert the system’s owner.

Right now, the project is only available for Linux, but as you can read below in our interview with Mr. Williams, there’s a plan to port the tool for Windows.

If tests go well enough, then Windows users may have a new method of getting warned against the deadly wave of crypto-ransomware that’s been recently hitting users around the globe.

Source: Cryptostalker, a Tool to Detect Crypto-Ransomware on Linux – EXCLUSIVE