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Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Patch Against Ransomware Attack

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Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Patch Against Ransomware Attack

Adobe this week issued a new emergency patch that addresses a critical vulnerability that is being exploited by hackers to spread ransomware. This exploit affects all operating systems including Windows, OS X, Linux, and ChromeOS.

The Cerber Ransomware is buried in ads on bad or malicious websites. If you click an infected ad, the ransomware will encrypt all of the data on your drive and demand up to $1,000 to get it back.

According to security firm TrendMicro:

Currently, all servers hosting these malvertisements are now inaccessible. Some reports mentioned that CERBER is being peddled in the Russian underground market as ransomware-as-service (RaaS). This not only proves the suggestion presented by the configuration file’s code above, but also confirms that we will be seeing more of CERBER in the near future.

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Junior

Re: Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Patch Against Ransomware Attack

Bill, good looking out, for everybody.
This type of malware is becoming more prevalent and more invasive.
That's why it's essential to keep independent backups!
I keep an image of my HDD too since backups aren't immune to infection.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Patch Against Ransomware Attack

Thanks for the heads up. 

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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Re: Adobe Releases Emergency Flash Player Patch Against Ransomware Attack

Thanks!

-Liz
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