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Bad Rabbit Bitcoin Ransomware misery continues as hackers claim $ 300 in BTC

More than 200 victims in Europe and beyond continue to suffer from a new Ransomed Attack Demanding Bitcoin to Publish Encrypted Files

Known as Bad Rabbit, ransomware of unknown origin requires 0.05 BTC ($ 290) to unlock infected computers.

His progress is focused on Russia and Ukraine, with epidemics in Turkey and Germany, according to Kaspersky Lab.

"While the target visits a legitimate website, malicious software is downloaded from the threat actor's infrastructure," says a report on the ransomware released Tuesday.

"No exploit was used, so the victim should manually run the malware dropper, which claims to be an Adobe Flash installer. We have detected a number of compromised websites. , which were all news or media sites. "

From Thursday, it became apparent that these targets were not news items. Metro's payment system also sees failures.

Bad Rabbit is just the latest cyberattack to hit the Russian and Ukrainian zone, with WannaCry and NotPetya all having left their mark in the last six months.

The ransom demands of Bad Rabbit hackers are similar to those of WannaCry at around $ 300 per machine.

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– Anton Ivanov (@antonivanovm) October 24, 2017

Kaspersky adds that we do not know yet if the payment of the ransomware amount entails the return of total control.