SamSam

  • 26 June 2018
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27th April, 2018 By Tara Seals Threat Post
 
Summary - Ransomware has lately lost its status as the queen of the cybercrime prom, but a new iteration of the nefarious SamSam extortion code shows that it can still make a bid to be sparkly and attention-getting.
 
The latest version of SamSam has taken the malware road less traveled, ditching widespread spam campaigns for unusually targeted, whole-company attacks. According to an analysis by Sophos, in a reversal of previous tactics, SamSam operators are now launching thousands of copies of the ransomware at once into individual organizations, each of which has been carefully selected.
 
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