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New ransomware HavanaCrypt poses as Google software update

24
Aug
2022
New ransomware HavanaCrypt poses as Google software update

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A new strain of ransomware has been making victims for the past two months, masquerading as a Google software update application and reusing an open-source password management library for encryption. Dubbed HavanaCrypt by researchers from Cybereason, the new ransomware program features anti-analysis, data exfiltration and privilege escalation mechanisms, but doesn’t seem to be dropping a traditional ransom note.

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