Bad Rabbit

Bad Rabbit Reminds Us That Ransomware is Here to Stay

By: Carolyn Crandall When my kids were little, I used to read them “Pat the Bunny,” a “touch and feel” book where they could feel the fur of a rabbit (fake), or sandpaper that represented dad’s scratchy face in the morning. As we have learned in the last couple of weeks, however, not all bunnies are cute and snuggly. The latest ransomware to emerge onto the world scene is Bad Rabbit. This threat contains 67 percent of the same code as NotPetya’s DLL, pointing to the potential that the two malware variants originated from the same threat actor.

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Bad Rabbit: Ten things you need to know about the latest ransomware outbreak

It’s the third major outbreak of the year – here’s what we know so far.

A new ransomware campaign has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the ransomware first started infecting systems on Tuesday 24 October, and the way in which organisations appear to have been hit simultaneously immediately drew comparisons to this year’s WannaCry and Petya epidemics.

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