Bitcoin blackmail virus once again swept through Europe, the United States is diffusion
Czech Virus Inc AvastSoftwares.r.o. said Tuesday night, the software has begun to spread to the United states. Also on Tuesday, the computer emergency response team of the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning, said it had received a report of infection.
Security researchers said the extortion software company (AdobeSystemsInc.ADBE) Chengaoduobi camouflage system update Flash multimedia products, a spread through the network will try to download the victim computer.
Adobe’s spokesman said in an email, this wave of attacks without the use of any legitimate FlashPlayer update, also with any known vulnerabilities to Adobe products.
Security researchers said Tuesday evening, the attack has spread to Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey and Germany. Nikitin said the victims included Russia’s Interfax news agency (Interfax), Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine subway system, Odessa International Airport and Ukraine’s Ministry of infrastructure.
Symantec anti Virus Inc (SymantecCorp., SYMC) of the LiamO’Murchu researchers say, have some of the same Bad Rabbit blackmail virus and Petya virus code; Petya virus in June this year to the global enterprise caused chaos.
But security experts said that this wave of extortion little latest virus attacks may cause Petya to that level of global destruction.