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At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

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Apr
2017
At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

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Cybercriminals have another easy-to-use ransomware kit to add to their arsenals, thanks to a new variant called Karmen that hackers can buy on the black market for $175.

A Russian-speaking user called DevBitox has been advertising the ransomware in underground forums, security firm Recorded Future said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Karmen is what experts call ransomware-as-a-service — a particularly worrisome trend.

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