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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1195 PowerWare ransomware masquerades as Locky to intimidate victims
A new variant of the PowerWare ransomware is stealing street creds from the Locky strain of ransomware in an attempt to spoof the malware family. A new sample of PowerWare found by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 reveals the ransomware’s quickly evolving tactics.

According to researchers, a new version of the ransomware is using Locky’s “.locky” file extension to encrypt files and make it appear the files have been infected with Locky. The ransomware has also adopted Locky’s ransom note and uses the same wording as Locky in the ransomware’s “help” instructions.
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#1197 Ransomware gang claims Fortune 500 company hired them to hack the competition
#1196 PayPal fixes CSRF vulnerability in PayPal.me
#1195 PowerWare ransomware masquerades as Locky to intimidate victims
#1194 Flaws in Oracle file processing SDKs affect major third-party products
#1193 Canadian man behind popular ‘Orcus RAT’
#1192 Google fixes 48 bugs, sandbox escape, in Chrome
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