Do You Know About RaaS? (Ransomware as a Service) (Seriously)

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Yatron Ransomware Plans to Spread Using EternalBlue NSA Exploits

We ran across the article below, and we were floored that there is now Ransomware-As-A-Service (RaaS). To put this in perspective, this is a service sold by an enterprising criminal to other criminals to enable them to encrypt your files and demand a ransom to unlock your files. In exchange for the ransom, you will receive a decryption key that may or may not work to decrypt your files.

This is like a thief selling a foolproof solution to other thieves to break into your home, take all of your valuables, and demand a ransom to get them back. Data—your data—has become a highly-sought-after commodity, and the bad actors are always developing new ways to get to it.

From the article: A new Ransomware-as-a-Service called Yatron is being promoted on Twitter that plans on using the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits to spread to other computer on a network. This ransomware will also attempt to delete encrypted files if a payment has not been made in 72 hours.

Read more at Bleeping Computer.

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