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Linux version of RansomEXX ransomware discovered

Linux version of RansomEXX ransomware discovered

Security researchers have discovered a Linux version of the human-operated Windows RansomEXX ransomware. This marks the first time that a major Windows ransomware strain has been ported to Linux to aid hackers in their targeted intrusions. 

 

Security firm Kaspersky said today that it discovered a Linux version of the RansomEXX ransomware, marking the first time a major Windows ransomware strain has been ported to Linux to aid in targeted intrusions.

RansomEXX is a relatively new ransomware strain that was first spotted earlier this year in June.

The ransomware has been used in attacks against the Texas Department of TransportationKonica Minolta, US government contractor Tyler TechnologiesMontreal's public transportation system, and, most recently, against Brazil's court system (STJ).

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