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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1096 CryptXXX, Cryptobit ransomware spreading through campaign
Researchers have spotted several types of ransomware, including CryptXXX and a fairly new strain, Cryptobit, being pushed through the same shady series of domains.

The campaign, called Realstatistics, has tainted thousands of sites built on both Joomla! and WordPress content management systems. Researchers with security company Sucuri observed the campaign injecting bogus analytics code, including the url realstatistics[.]info, into the PHP template of infected sites over the past few days.

In a post to the company’s blog on Wednesday, Sucuri CTO and founder Daniel Cid claimed the campaign was redirecting visitors first to the Neutrino Exploit Kit. If the kit was able to successfully exploit either a Flash or PDF reader vulnerability, it left them saddled with the ransomware du jour, CryptXXX.
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#1096 CryptXXX, Cryptobit ransomware spreading through campaign
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