Fairware: The ‘Punny’ Ransomware

It is beyond our understanding how on Earth can one possibly utter the words ‘Fair’ and ‘Ransomware’ in the same breath. Experts at BleepingComputer.com apparently don’t. They have dubbed the most recent Ransomware as ‘Fairware’. Pun/Sarcasm, anyone? Beginnings The first instance of a ‘Fairware’ attack was posted on a BleepingComputer Forum. According to the victim, the hackers somehow intercepted the password on his Linux machine and logged on to Linux servers for the website. Fairware then deleted the relevant web folder and left a ransom note asking for 2 bitcoins… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
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