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Ransomware risk from over 140 million websites, researchers warn

2015/09/07

SC Magazine - (International) Security researchers found that hackers were using the Neutrino Exploit Kit (EK) to inject malicious scripts into outdated Webserver software that could potentially impact 400 million users that use 142 million legitimate Web sites running out of date versions of the WordPress content management system or outdated plugins. [ed.: For more on ransomware and how to protect against it, see our Information Center here.]

Source: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/ransomware-risk-from-over-140-million-websites-researcher-warns/article/437202/

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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