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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1412 This data-stealing Trojan is the first to also infect you with ransomware
As if stealing your personal data wasn't bad enough, one form of Trojan malware has now become the first of its kind by also infecting victims with ransomware, forcing targets to pay to regain access to their computer as well as compromising their credentials.

Betabot, which steals banking information and passwords, has been around since March 2013. It disables antivirus and malware-scanning software on infected Windows machines before modifying them to steal users login credentials and financial data.

But now, according to cybersecurity researchers at Invincea, Betabot is "breaking new ground", becoming the first known weaponised password-stealing malware that also infects victims with ransomware in a second stage of attack.
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#1412 This data-stealing Trojan is the first to also infect you with ransomware
#1411 Report: Smartphone infection rate doubled in first half of 2016
#1410 TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics
#1409 New OSX security updates patch same zero-days as iOS 9.3.5
#1408 New cloud attack takes full control of virtual machines with little effort
#1407 “Foghorn” takes users out of phish-fighting with DNS “greylisting”
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