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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1517 Virlock ransomware can now use the cloud to spread, say researchers
A new variant of Virlock ransomware is capable of stealthily spreading itself through cloud storage and collaboration applications, potentially enabling one infected user to inadvertently spread the file-locking malware across their enterprise network.

The Virlock variant is yet another instance of cybercriminals deploying new techniques in order to make ransomware even more effective: it's expected to cost organisations a total of $1bn during 2016 alone.

Virlock has been active for almost two years now, and security researchers at Netskope have discovered how Virlock can employ a 'fan-out' effect, spreading itself through the use of cloud sync, cloud storage, and collaboration applications.
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#1517 Virlock ransomware can now use the cloud to spread, say researchers
#1516 Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index
#1515 Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security
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