Cerber ransomware has received a disturbing new variant that allows it to go after bitcoin. Security analysts from Trend Micro reported that the malware has historically been a rapidly mutating strain, having gone through six different versions since it has been on the radar. According to a recent Malwarebytes report, “Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Q1 2017,” Cerber ransomware already accounts for nearly 90 percent of the Windows sector. The latest variant adds a different type of attack to the standard ransomware functions it contains, for which there is no decryptor available. It now attempts to steal information about cryptocurrency wallets that may be present on the target machines.
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