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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#811 Ransomware adds DDoS capabilities to annoy other people, not just you
Ransomware developers seem to have found another way to monetize their operations by adding a DDoS component to their malicious payloads.

Security researchers from Invincea reported this past Wednesday on a malware sample that appeared to be a modified version of an older threat, the Cerber ransomware.

The malware analysis team that inspected the file discovered that, besides the file encryption and screen locking capabilities seen in most ransomware families, this threat also comes with an additional payload, which, when put under observation, seemed to be launching network packets towards a network subnet.

This type of behavior is specific to DDoS bots, and this was the first time something like this was seen bundled with ransomware.
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#811 Ransomware adds DDoS capabilities to annoy other people, not just you
#810 1.4 bil. yen stolen from 1,400 convenience store ATMs across Japan
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