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Ransomware roundup: Targeting servers, government, honoring Donald Trump and Voldemort

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 27, 2016.

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    Security researchers have discovered more ransomware under development, namely one paying homage to Voldemort and another featuring Donald Trump, as well as one variant currently targeting servers and yet a different ransomware hitting government agencies and education institutions. Let’s start with the ransomware that has moved past development into actively locking up computers.

    DXXD ransomware targeting servers

    On Bleeping Computer forums, there were reports of servers being hit with DXXD ransomware; after a file has been encrypted, “dxxd” is added to the end of a filename such as myimportantfile.jpgdxxd.

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