Discovery of Linux Version of RansomEXX by Kaspersky.

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RansomEXX is a new ransomware that became famous since June 2020. Cybercriminals have used this ransomware for attacking large organizations like Tyler Technologies, the US government contractor , Montreal’s public transportation system, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Konica Minolta, and Brazil’s court system (STJ). Security Researchers call RansomEXX the “Big Game Hunter’ as it targets big organizations and demands for large ransom.

Kapersky Internet Security (KIS) is an internet security firm that is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and it offers protection from malware, as well as email spam, phishing and hacking attempts, and data leaks. Recently, Kapersky discovered the Linux version of RansomEXX. This Linux version is very useful for attackers to attack major infrastructures and demand higher ransoms.

As preventive measures, the cyber security firm, Emisoft has advised larger organizations to build secured network systems by applying security patches to gateway devices and by making sure that these systems cannot be misconfigured with weak or default credentials.

By Hrithik Lall

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