Cybersecurity experts have said that the ransomware -- which posed as an Adobe update before locking down computers and demanding money for people to get their files back -- targeted Russian media companies and Ukrainian transportation systems. It has also been detected in other countries including the U.S., Germany and Japan.
Bad Rabbit appears to be one of the biggest since the Petya cyberattack that caused chaos worldwide in June. NotPetya, along with Wannacry, caused widespread disruption affecting businesses, government institutions and hospitals.
The downloaded file is named “install_flash_player.exe” and needs to be manually launched by the victim.
Reports suggest that unlike Petya, Bad Rabbit is not a wiper. That said, giving in to a ransom only encourages the proliferation of this kind of cybercrime – so don’t pay.
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