Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

More than 2,000 machines are ready to be infected, Cisco says.

By Katherine Noyes

More than 2,000 machines at schools and other organizations have been infected with a backdoor in unpatched versions of JBoss that could be used at any moment to install ransomware such asĀ Samsam.

That’s according to Cisco’s Talos threat-intelligence organization, which on Friday announced that roughly 3.2 million machines worldwide are at risk.

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