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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#726 Bucbi ransomware gets a big makeover
Two-year-old Bucbi ransomware is making a comeback, with new targeted attacks and a new brute force technique.

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks said they spotted the ransomware recently infecting a Windows Server demanding a 5 bitcoins (or $2,320) ransom. Researchers report the ransomware is no longer randomly seeking victims, as it did two years ago, but instead is targeting attacks.

“In the past this ransomware has found victims indiscriminately via large campaigns employing email attachments and malicious websites,” said Ryan Olson, researcher at Palo Alto in an interview with Threatpost. “Attackers have shifted to using brute-force password attacks.”
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