New Ramsay malware can steal sensitive documents from air-gapped networks



Researchers from cyber-security firm ESET announced today that they discovered a never-before-seen malware framework with advanced capabilities that are rarely seen today.

Named Ramsay, ESET says this malware toolkit appears to have been designed to infect air-gapped computers, collect Word and other sensitive documents in a hidden storage container, and then wait for a possible exfiltration opportunity.

The Ramsay discovery is an important one because we rarely see malware that contains the capability to jump the air gap, considered the most strict and effective security protection measure that companies can take to safeguard sensitive data.

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