New “Bad Rabbit” ransomware surfaces

A new type of ransomware named “Bad Rabbit” is sweeping through Russia and Ukraine.

According to Kaspersky Lab, the ransomware dropper is distributed via drive-by attacks.

While a user is visiting a legitimate but compromised website, a malware dropper is downloaded and disguised as an Adobe Flash installer.

The downloaded file is named “install_flash_player.exe” and needs to be manually launched by the victim.

“Our observations suggest this is a targeted attack against corporate networks, using methods similar to those used during the ExPetr attack,” said Kaspersky.

A screenshot of an infected system is below.

Bad Rabbit screenshot

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