We have been researching the latest ransomware threat, “Bad Rabbit.” According to cybersecurity experts, this malware is being distributed through compromised websites and is executed when the user clicks on a prompt to install the latest Adobe Flash update.
According to Wired.com:
If a person does click on the malicious installer – and given the number of Flash updates issued this is highly probable – their computer locks. The ransom note and payment page demands around $280 in Bitcoin and gives a 40-hour deadline for payments to be made. The DiskCryptor software is being used to encrypt hard-drives.
While this threat has primarily affected users in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany, please be very careful if prompted to install an Adobe Flash update you did not initiate. Close your browser immediately without clicking on any other prompts. As always, contact us for assistance by calling 215-723-4881.