Linux users are reporting a new ransomware called “FairWare” played a part in taking down their websites.
News of the ransomware first surfaced in a post on Bleeping Computer’s forums. According to the victim, attackers likely brute-forced or intercepted the password for their Linux machine. Once they acquired access, the baddies logged into the Linux servers for the website, deleted the web folder, and left a Pastebin message demanding a ransom payment of two Bitcoins for the return of the files.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The State of Security
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