Cerber Ransomware Used in Massive Attack Targeting Office 365 Users

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  1. ronjor

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    http://www.securityweek.com/cerber-ransomware-used-massive-attack-targeting-office-365-users
     
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    The security company also notes that traditional antiviruses/anti-malware applications were not able to detect this attack because it targeted cloud email program users. As part of this attack, Cerber used AES-265 and RSA encryption, which is currently unbreakable, and demanded a 1.24 Bitcoin ransom from its victims.

    “Many users of cloud email programs believe they 'outsourced' everything to Microsoft or Google, including security,” explains Gil Friedrich, CEO of Avanan. “The reality is that hackers first make sure their malware bypasses major cloud email providers' security measures, and so most new malware goes through cloud email programs undetected.”
     
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