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Cyber Security Today, Nov. 21, 2022 – More ransomware strains found

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Cyber Security Today, Nov. 21, 2022 – More ransomware strains found.

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday, November 21st, 2022. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Ransomware creators aren’t being intimidated by international efforts to stamp out the malware. The evidence? Three new strains of ransomware have been detected by researchers at Cyble . AXLocker not only encrypts several file types it also steals the login tokens of subscribers to the Discord messaging platform. The creators of a strain called Octocrypt run it as a ransomware-as-a-service operation. And there’s a strain dubbed Alice, because the creators advertise it as “Alice in the Land of Malware,” complete with a sketch of a girl who looks like Alice in Wonderland. This strain also sold as a service to crooks, with prices starting at US$600 a month. The service offers crooks the ability to make custom ransomware notes. Responsive […]

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