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Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

[vc_row parallax=”” parallax_image=”” row_type=”row” type=”full_width” anchor=”” in_content_menu=”” content_menu_title=”” content_menu_icon=”” text_align=”left” video=”” video_overlay=”” video_overlay_image=”” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_image=”” background_image=”” section_height=”” background_color=”” border_color=”” padding=”” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” more_button_label=”” less_button_label=”” button_position=”” color=”” css_animation=”” transition_delay=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]New ransomware written entirely in JavaScript has appeared encrypting users files for a US$250 (£172, A$336) ransom and installing a password-stealing application.

Researchers @jameswt_mht and @benkow_ found the ransomware they dubbed RAA.

Bleeping Computer malware man Lawrence Abrams described the ransomware noting it is shipped as a JS file and uses the CryptoJS library for AES encryption.

“RAA is currently being distributed via emails as attachments that pretend to be doc files and have names like mgJaXnwanxlS_doc_.js,” Abrams says.

 

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