An Intelligent Crypto-Locker Ransomware Detection Technique using Support Vector Machine Classification and Grey Wolf Optimization Algorithms

Abdullahi Mohammed Maigida*, Shafi’i Muhammad Abdulhamid**, Morufu Olalere***, Idris Ismaila****
*-**-***-****Department of Cyber Security Science, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria.
Periodicity:January - March'2019

Abstract

Ransomware is advanced malicious software, which comes in the forms of different forms, with the intention to attack and take control of basic infrastructures and computer systems. The majority of these threats are meant to extort money from their victims by asking for a ransom in exchange for decryption keys. Most of the techniques deployed to detect this could not completely prevent ransomware attacks because of its obfuscation techniques. In this research work, an intelligent crypto-locker ransomware detection technique using Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Grey Wolf Optimization (GWO) algorithm is proposed to overcome the malware obfuscation technique because of its ability to learn, train and fit dataset based on the observed features. The proposed technique has shown remarkable prospects in detecting crypto-locker ransomware attacks with high true positive and low false positive rate.

Keywords

Support Vector Machine, Greywolf Optimization, Ransomware, Crypto-locker, Malware.

How to Cite this Article?

Maigida, A. M., Abdulhamid, S. M., Olalere, M., Ismaila, I. (2019). An Intelligent Crypto-Locker Ransomware Detection Technique using Support Vector Machine Classification and Grey Wolf Optimization Algorithms, i-manager's Journal on Software Engineering, 13(3), 9-17.

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