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Bad Rabbit Burrows In

Security systems market leader Symantec has warned that a what appears to be a new strain of ransomware is on the prowl.

Dubbed Bad Rabbit, it has been rapidly spreading across Russia and the Ukraine – but Symantec has warned that, because it is self-propagating and can spread across corporate networks, all organisations should remain particularly vigilant.

It says that, once installed on a victim’s computer, BadRabbit attempts to spread across the network via SMB (server message block). It comes packaged with a version of Mimikatz, a hacking tool capable of changing privileges and recovering Windows passwords in plain text.

Symantec says its customers are already protected against BadRabbit activity – but others perhaps are not.



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