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Ragnar Locker ransomware attack hides inside virtual machine

Threat actors designed a new style of ransomware assault that takes advantage of virtual machines, Sophos uncovered Thursday in a blog site publish.

Sophos researchers lately detected a Ragnar Locker ransomware assault that “requires defense evasion to a new amount.” In accordance to the publish, the ransomware variant was deployed within a Windows XP virtual machine in get to conceal the malicious code from antimalware detection. The virtual machine consists of an outdated version of the Sunshine xVM VirtualBox, which is a free, open up supply hypervisor that was obtained by Oracle when it obtained Sunshine Microsystems in 2010.

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