Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New kind of ransomware dangerous because of its "simplicity"

Luclan Constantin writes on PC World about a new kind of ransomware, so far coming only in email attachments with javascript, called “Bart” (like the subway in San Francisco) doesn’t need sophisticated encryption to lock user files in “password protected ZIP archives”.    Bart is said to resemble Locky.

It’s not clear how effectively all the major anti-virus vendors detect the malware yet.

I still think the prevalence of ransomware makes it hard for small businesses to build e-mail lists, the way blogging consultants advocate.  

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