India amongst the top 10 nations susceptible to SAMSAM : Sophos investigative report

Bangalore: Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has released an in-depth investigative white paper on the SamSam ransomware attacks that first appeared in December 2015. Titled ‘SamSam: The (Almost) Six Million Dollar Ransomware’, this whitepaper aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of this unique ransomware attack by summarizing key findings about attacker’s tools, techniques, and protocols. Unlike most ransomware, SamSam is a thorough encryption tool, rendering not only work data files unusable but any program that is not essential to the operation of a Windows computer, most…

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