4 Jul 2013

‘Darkleech’ malware undertakes ransomware campaign

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A persistent, widespread malware campaign that utilizes compromised Apache servers is locking users’ computers and demanding a fee of US$300 to free their data. Researchers from Eset wrote that the ransomware scam is an extension of a long-running attack that compromises the infrastructure of web hosting companies with a variant of a malicious Apache module called “Darkleech.” “Malicious modification of server binaries seems to be a very popular trend for malware distribution,” wrote Sebastien Duquette, an Eset malware researcher, on a company blog .

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