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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#925 CryptXXX ransomware jumps from Angler to Neutrino exploit kit
Crooks behind the revamped CryptXXX 3.100 ransomware have switched its distribution from the Angler Exploit Kit to the Neutrino Exploit Kit. The sudden change in distribution was spotted on Monday by researchers at the SANS Internet Storm Center.

“This is not the first time we’ve seen campaigns associated with ransomware switch between Angler EK and Neutrino EK,” wrote Brad Duncan, handler at SANS Internet Storm Center. But he said the switch was noteworthy because SANS had not yet seen CryptXXX distributed by Neutrino.

The move comes as security experts report a resurgence of the CryptXXX ransomware that was recently revamped with new encryption algorithm and a new StillerX credential-stealing module that gives attackers additional capabilities to monetize an attack.
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#920 Hackers could have changed Facebook Messenger chat logs
#919 University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage
#918 uTorrent forums hacked, passwords compromised
#917 Windows BITS ‘notification’ feature used to deliver malware
#916 Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking
#915 Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud
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