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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1630 The “notification” ransomware lands in Brazil
It’s unusual for a day to go by without finding some new variant of a known ransomware, or, what is even more interesting, a completely new one. Unlike the previously reported and now decrypted Xpan ransomware, this same-but-different threat from Brazil has recently been spotted in the wild. This time the infection vector is not a targeted remote desktop intrusion, but a more massively propagated malicious campaign relying on traditional spam email.

Since the infection is not done manually by the bad guys, their malware has a higher chance of being detected and we believe that is one of the reasons for them to have added one more level of protection to the code, resorting to a binary dropper to launch the malicious payload.
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#1632 Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware
#1631 Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever
#1630 The “notification” ransomware lands in Brazil
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