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.