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Pokemon GO ransomware creates Windows backdoor account, spreads to all other drives

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 15, 2016.

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    If you build it and it’s popular, they will come; it being an app and they being cyber criminals. This time it’s Pokemon GO ransomware which goes the extra mile by adding a hidden backdoor Windows admin account, spreading to other drives and creating network shares.

    Michael Gillespie discovered Hidden Tear ransomware disguised as a Pokemon Go app on a Windows Phone. But it’s not the standard ransomware. Bleeping Computer explained, “This developer has put in extra time to include features that are not found in many, if any, other ransomware variants.”

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