Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The "bad rabbit" virus is sweeping through several countries and demanding a ransom

The "bad rabbit" virus is sweeping through several countries and demanding a ransom
The "bad rabbit" virus is sweeping through several countries and demanding a ransom

A computer virus called the "bad rabbit" hit computers in different parts of Europe on Tuesday, causing it to be encrypted and discarded.

The users were surprised by the emergence of anonymous messages on their screen asking for a ransom of 350 dollars in the currency of virtual home.

Russia appeared to be a major target for malicious code, according to Kaspersky Lab, but computers in Ukraine, Turkey and Germany were also infected with the virus.

"What we know so far is that the bad ransom virus has hit many large Russian media, such as the Interfax news agency and Fontenacca," a company spokesman said.

The authorities are still working to verify the details of the attack and the mechanism of its spread, while it is not yet known whether the files recovered by the bad rabbit can be recovered encrypted.

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