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Meet Bad Rabbit the new ransomware that used an NSA exploit to wreak havoc

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New week, new ransomware. 

A new form of ransomware surfaced in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere this week. Known as Bad Rabbit, it's employed a leaked NSA exploit to do some of its damage.

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Ransomware works by freezing up a computer in an attempt to force the user to pay a fee if they want their machine to be normal again. 

The trick for hackers, of course, is how to get the malicious agent onto machines in the first place. 

Bad Rabbit does this in a few steps. Here's how the cybersecurity firm Symantec described it in a post analyzing the ransomware:  Read more...

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