New submitter Zorro writes: A ransomware attack sweeping the globe right now is launching about 8, 000 different versions of the virus script at Barracuda’s customers, Eugene Weiss, lead platform architect at Barracuda, told Axios, and it’s hitting at a steady rate of about 2 million attacks per hour. What to watch out for: An incoming email spoofing the destination host, with a subject about “Herbalife” or a “copier” file delivery. Two of the latest variants Barracuda has detected include a paragraph about legalese to make it seem official, or a line about how a “payment is attached, ” which tricks you to click since, as Weiss puts it, “everyone wants a payment.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Ransomware Hack Targeting 2 Million an Hour