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Cybercriminals add DDoS component to ransomware payloads

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 24, 2016.

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    Instead of just encrypting data files on a workstation (plus any network drive it can find) and locking the machine, a new variant of the Cerber ransomware is now adding a DDoS bot that can quietly blast spoofed network traffic at various IPs, according to KnowBe4. This is the first time DDoS malware has been bundled within a ransomware infection. It means that while the victim is unable to access their endpoint, that same endpoint … More →

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