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Cyber crooks spread Surprise ransomware via TeamViewer

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Mar 22, 2016.

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    A new ransomware family has been encrypting users’ files and appending the .surprise extension to them. The malware itself doesn’t differ much from other similar families, but the crooks wielding it apparently use an unusual propagation method: the popular (and legal) remote control tool TeamViewer. First news of the so-called Surprise ransomware came up in a forum post on Bleeping Computer on March 9. As more users became victims, they provided the malware executable and … More →

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