Once installed, malicious software attempts to circulate within networks to infect other systems.

The malicious software Bad Rabbit began by giving talk this week by rapidly spreading through Europe, Russia and even Turkey. Although the authorship behind the attack is unknown, more details of this attack are being learned.

The Wall Street Journal reports that malicious software Bad Rabbit disguises itself as an update to Adobe Flash so as not to create suspicion among the victims. Once downloaded, the virus navigates between systems linked to the same network to hijack them and get the victims to pay a ransom of $ 275.

Although this attack does not have the dimensions of others that had to speak this year (WannaCry and Petya, for example) should not be despised. Computer hacking that seeks to hijack systems is increasingly the order of the day, with hackers turning to the Bitcoin currency unit for failure to be discovered.

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