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New Ransomware Targets Linux Powered Websites

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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New Ransomware Targets Linux Powered Websites

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A new strain of ransomware targeting Linux-powered websites and servers is discovered in the wild and continues the trend and threat posed by any other ransomware – encrypt a victim’s information and data in exchange for a ransom fee. Ransomware is among the most notorious and damaging strains of malware in recent times with the most destructive of them all – CryptoWall is estimated to have raked in over $300 million for its developers this year alone. Other ransomware related to the Angler Exploit Kit have been found to net over $30 million for the authors behind the malware. The…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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