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News: Ransom32 First JavaScript Ransomware
The Ransom32 virus is one of a kind at this point. As opposed to most ransomware samples discovered to date, this one is written in JavaScript. What this means is it can potentially get unleashed to affect Mac OS X and Linux boxes along with Windows, which has consistently been the sole platform targeted by file encrypting trojans. In case the cybercriminals decide on deploying some tweaks in their code and the malware infrastructure, the attack surface may expand by far. Full story: Anonymous

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