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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1738 Ransomware abusing encrypted chat app Telegram protocol cracked
Ransomware which abuses the Telegram app API has been stopped in its tracks only weeks after discovery.

The malware, TeleCrypt, is typical ransomware in the way that the malicious code operates. If Russian-speaking victims accidentally run and execute the software -- potentially through malicious downloads or phishing attacks -- TeleCrypt will encrypt a system and throw up a warning page blackmailing the user into paying a 'ransom' to retrieve their files.

In this case, victims are faced with a demand for 5,000 rubles ($77) for the "Young Programmers Fund."
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#1739 Siemens-branded CCTV webcams require urgent firmware patch
#1738 Ransomware abusing encrypted chat app Telegram protocol cracked
#1737 Great. Now even your headphones can spy on you
#1736 WordPress plugins leave BlackFriday shoppers vulnerable
#1735 Exploit code released for NTP vulnerability
#1734 Elegant 0-day unicorn underscores “serious concerns” about Linux security
#1733 Cisco: Security landscape plagued by too many vendors
#1732 InPage zero-day used in attacks against banks
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