New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ found expanding in Russia and Ukraine

An Annoying malware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and Germany. Many reports have confirmed the news of this ransomware.

Bad Rabbit

This malware has found to affect some systems at an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev. The Ukraine cyber-police chief affirmed to the Reuters news agency that Bad Rabbit is the ransomware in question. It has some similarities to the WannaCry and Petya outbreaks earlier this year.

There is no idea, how much this malware will spread and affect the servers.

TASS news agency reported that the head of Russian cyber-security firm Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov declared that this malware named “Bad Rabbit” has completely paralyzed the work in some of the companies in form of servers and workstations encryption.

Group IB Twitter PostThe sites that got affected the most are Interfax and Fontanka.ru.

According to analysis by virus checking site Virus Total, Majority of anti-virus programs are unable to detect this malware. Eset,a security firm said that the malware was disseminated via a bogus Adobe Flash update. Kevin Beaumont, a researcher, shared a screenshot that shows Bad Rabbit creating tasks in Windows named after the dragons ‘Drogon’ and ‘Rhaegal’ in TV series Game of Thrones. Seems like the hacker is a big time Game of thrones fan.

Let’s see what cyber-crime department will do to eliminate “Bad Rabbitt”.

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