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TeslaCrypt ransomware pushed by several exploit kits


Help Net Security - (International) Security researchers discovered that threat actors are distributing a new ransomware called TeslaCrypt via the Angler, Sweet Orange, and Nuclear exploit kits (EKs), which encrypts the typical assortment of file types along with those related to video games and game-related software, and iTunes-related files. Users have been targeted via redirects to compromised WordPress Web sites and hosts running vulnerable out-of-date Adobe Flash plugins.


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:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:07