In 2017, two of the largest epidemics of cryptographers have already been recorded - we are talking about the notoriously sensational WannaCry and ExPetr (also Petya and NotPetya at the same time) - and now it looks like the third one is starting. This time the cryptographer is called Bad Rabbit - at least this name is written on the page in the darknet, on which its creators send for clarifying the details.
So far, several Russian media have been affected by this encryptor, including Interfax and Fontanka . Also about the hacker attack - possibly connected with the same Bad Rabbit, - the airport of Odessa informs.
For the decryption of files, attackers require 0.05 bitokoya, which is at the current rate approximately equivalent to 283 dollars or 15 700 rubles.
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The UK ban affects inbound flights from six Middle Eastern countries and was announced by the Government on Tuesday.
It follows a similar measure announced by the US authorities affecting flights from a longer list of eight mainly Muslim-majority countries.
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