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.