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Linux servers hit with FairWare ransomware – or is it just a scam?

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 30, 2016.

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    Users posting on Bleeping Computer’s forums have alerted the world to a new threat targeting Linux server admins: the FairWare ransomware. Whether the ransomware actually exists or not is still up for debate, as we only have the attackers’ claim that they are using it. It’s perfectly possible that they managed to compromise servers – apparently, through a brute-force SSH attack – and simply deleted the data they claim to have stolen. Victims of the … More →

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