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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1297 Shark: New Ransomware-as-a-Service threat takes bite of proceeds
A new type of ransomware known as Shark (Trojan.Ransomcrypt.BG) is being distributed on the cyberunderground. The malware’s authors use the “Ransomware-as-a-Service” (RaaS) business model, freely distributing the ransomware builder to aspiring attackers, but requiring a 20 percent cut of any ransom payments it generates.

Shark is distributed through a professional looking website that features information about the ransomware and instructions on how to download and configure it. Its authors boast that it is fully customizable, uses a fast encryption algorithm, supports multiple languages, and is “undetectable” by antivirus software.
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#1304 LinkedIn suffers huge bot attack that steals members’ personal data
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#1302 EU struggles to determine growing cost of cyberattacks
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#1299 Google waves goodbye to Linux for new IoT OS Fuchsia - coming soon to Raspberry Pi
#1298 Linux bug leaves 1.4 billion Android users vulnerable to hijacking attacks
#1297 Shark: New Ransomware-as-a-Service threat takes bite of proceeds
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