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New ransomware "Threat Finder" delivered by Angler exploit kit

2015/04/20

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at Rackspace discovered that a new piece of crypto-malware called Threat Finder has been distributed in drive-by attacks via Bedep malware downloaded by the Angler exploit kit (EK). The crypto-malware encrypts important file types including documents, media files, and database formats before asking affected users for bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Ransomware-Threat-Finder-Delivered-by-Angler-Exploit-Kit-478881.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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