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Computer Security No 24: Brad Pitt Death Hoax
Corporate Computer Security
- Brad Pitt Death Hoax could kill your computer
- Virlock ransomware uses the cloud to spread
I never thought I would be talking about Brad Pitt - Yet since the 21st of September, there has been a flood of messages, Facebook news reports or emails that have "Brad Pitt Death" as the subject. It's a hoax and if you click on the link, you may have your Facebook login details stolen, etc.
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Virlock ransomware uses the cloud to spread
Virlock has been active for close to two years now, but researchers at Netskope discovered it can spread out through the use of cloud sync, cloud storage and collaborative applications.
To give an example, if two users A & B share a folder and user A's machine is infected, when the file is sync-ed to the one on the shared folder, it will also infect user B's machine.
Unlike other viruses, Virlock's message for payment claims to be a fine from FBI that expects you to pay $250 as a "first-time offender".
To read more, please go to: www.zdnet.com/article/virlock
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