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Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

18
Apr
2016
Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

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More than 2,000 machines at schools and other organizations have been infected with a backdoor in unpatched versions of JBoss that could be used at any moment to install ransomware such as Samsam.

That’s according to Cisco’s Talos threat-intelligence organization, which on Friday announced that roughly 3.2 million machines worldwide are at risk.
Many of those already infected run Follett’s Destiny library-management software, which is used by K-12 schools worldwide.

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