Ransomware and DDoS combine to form a dangerous new two-pronged cyber attack

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Criminal developers have created a new evil way to monetise their operations by adding a DDoS component to ransomware payloads. The malicious new double-barrelled ransomware was discovered by security firm Invincea. Instead of ‘just’ encrypting data files on a workstation (plus any network drive it can find) and locking the machine, a new variant of the Cerber ransomware is now adding a DDoS bot that can quietly blast spoofed network traffic at various IPs.

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