Turkish security expert posts fully functional ransomware on Github

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We’ve just posted the following news: Turkish security expert posts fully functional ransomware on Github[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/04/computer-malware.jpg[/newsimage]

A Turkish security expert has posted the code of fully functional ransomware on open source hosting site Github. The currently undetectable ransomware is called ‘Hidden Tear’ and contains all the features a cybercriminal can expect from modern malware.

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#2

Including malware inside of a FOSS program is quite rare. Many FOSS fanatics (such as myself) have repeatedly stated that using FOSS software as often as possible is a good way to protect one’s self against malware simply because of the fact that FOSS malware is so rare.


#3

This is the digital equivalent of handing loaded machine guns to monkeys for “educational purposes”. :rolleyes: