Top CyberSecurity News For September 30th 2016

  1. Brazilian Hospitals Infected with Ransomware After RDP Brute-Force AttacksFrom Softpedia. 

    Members of TeamXRat, a hacking crew based in Brazil, have created their own ransomware variant that they spread to local companies and hospitals after taking control over their servers and networks via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) brute-force attacks.

    The group, who has previously created and sold banking malware, is at its first attempt at creating ransomware, which, based on a Kaspersky Lab analysis, seems to be derived from the Xorist ransomware, detected and decrypted back in March.


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