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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2203 LMAOxUS ransomware: another case of weaponized open source ransomware
An Indian developer is playing around with an open source ransomware builder, which in the long run may end up causing serious problems for innocent users.

This developer, who goes by the nickname of Empinel and claims to be based in Mumbai, has forked the open source code of the EDA2 project, and with the help of another user, has removed the backdoor hidden in EDA2's original code.

His work started back in May 2016, when he tinkered with EDA2's source code and renamed the project to Stolich, modifying certain aspects of EDA2's encryption.

He received help in September 2016 when another "friendly" developer pushed a pull request to the Stolich repo that removed the EDA2 backdoor code.
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#2203 LMAOxUS ransomware: another case of weaponized open source ransomware
#2202 Sathurbot: distributed WordPress password attack
#2201 Malvertising on iOS pushes eyebrow-raising VPN app
#2200 New malware intentionally bricks IoT devices
#2199 Cybercriminals are building an army of things creating a tipping point for cybersecurity
#2198 The top 5 dumbest cyber threats that work anyway
#2197 WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows
#2196 Shadow brokers publish the password for the rest the stolen NSA hacking tools
#2195 Critical Office 0day attacks detected in the wild
#2194 Payday lender Wonga confirms data breach
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