Bad Rabbit Ransomware

A New cyber attatack is targating computer system around Europe. This time it is notorious ” Bad Rabbit”, and has spread to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany. According Independent, Kaspersky Lab, which is monitoring the malware, has compared it to the WannaCry and Petya attacks that caused so much chaos earlier this year.

According to Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab, majority of victims are located in Russia. This time the ransomware appears to have infected devices through the hacked websites of Russian media organisations. You can also read from here how to protect yourself from Ransomware.

“Based on our investigation, this is a targeted attack against corporate networks, using methods similar to those used in the ExPetr attack,” Kaspersky Lab has said. “However, we cannot confirm it is related to ExPetr.”

The Cyber attacker behind Bad Rabbit are locking computers down and demanding 0.05 Bitcoin (£220 Or 18000 Rs) from victims, in exchange for the restoration of their computer.

However, cyber security experts always advise people against paying the money or ransom. If you give the money then it will encourages more attacks, and there’s no guarantee the attackers will actually honour their word and remove the malware from your device.

In May, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack forced hospitals, factories and businesses around the world to shut down because they could not access critical computer systems.


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