Hackers behind powerful file-locking malware with high ransom demands continue to target organisations they find vulnerable to attacks.
SamSam ransomware is still plaguing organisations across the US, with fresh attacks against 67 new targets — including at least one involved with administering the upcoming midterm elections.
The malware is designed in such a way that it in addition to encrypting files and data across target networks, it also goes after backups as a means of ensuring that victims are truly left with no option than to give in and pay the ransom.
By Danny Palmer
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