Mark Wycislik-Wilson / BetaNews - 2 years ago
  • A new strain of ransomware — dubbed Bad Rabbit — has struck in Russia, Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe.
  • Like many other forms of malware, Bad Rabbit was initially spread through a fake Flash installer, but it was then able to spread via networks to hit a larger number of machines.
  • The Bad Rabbit outbreak is described as an ongoing attack, and the Ukrainian branch of CERT — CERT-AU — has issued a warning for businesses to be aware of the ransomware.
  • ESET notes that a number of relatively large companies in Eastern Europe were hit at the same time, and Security firm Trend Micro says: