Ragnar Locker ransomware attack hides inside virtual machine

Threat actors produced a new form of ransomware attack that works by using digital equipment, Sophos disclosed Thursday in a blog put up.

Sophos scientists not long ago detected a Ragnar Locker ransomware attack that “requires defense evasion to a new stage.” According to the put up, the ransomware variant was deployed inside a Windows XP digital device in buy to hide the destructive code from antimalware detection. The digital device involves an aged version of the Solar xVM VirtualBox, which is a totally free, open resource hypervisor that was obtained by Oracle when it obtained Solar Microsystems in 2010.

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