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Bad Rabbit: The Latest Ransomware Outbreak

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Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the ransomware first started infecting systems on Tuesday 24 October, and the way in which organisations appear to have been hit simultaneously immediately drew comparisons to this year's WannaCry and Petya epidemics.

the ransomware isn't subtle -- it presents victims with a ransom note telling them their files are "no longer accessible" and "no one will be able to recover them without our decryption service".

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The main way Bad Rabbit spreads is drive-by downloads on hacked websites. No exploits are used, rather visitors to compromised websites -- some of which have been compromised since June -- are told that they need to install a Flash update. Of course, this is no Flash update, but a dropper for the malicious install.

Flash Update.jpg

it has primarily infected Russia - Eastern Europe cybercriminal organisations tend to avoid attacking the 'motherland', indicating this unlikely to be a Russian group.

ZD Net

Its way past time for FLASH to die. Kill it NOW!

BF