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Post Posted August 31st, 2016, 10:10 am

It seems that Ransomware called Fairware is targetting Linux servers demanding payment of two Bitcoins for release of encrypted files. Failure to pay will result in the files being leaked.

However, the criminals behind the attack don't want to verify that they actually have the files and it could be a scam. But if the servers which have been taken down hold sensitive data, admins may decide to cough up anyway rather than risk having their data leaked.

Full story here: https://threatpost.com/fairware-attacks ... rs/120254/

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Post Posted September 1st, 2016, 5:47 am

There's also this Bogus Linux scamsomeware from the Register.
This was also disturbing DNS traffic

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