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‘ShrinkLocker’ ransomware uses BitLocker against you — encryption-craving malware has already been used against governments | #ransomware | #cybercrime


BitLocker has been weaponized again by the new “ShrinkLocker” ransomware attack. The attack uses novel methods to make a classic BitLocker attack more pervasive and dangerous than ever before, and it has already been used against governments and manufacturing industries. 

Kaspersky, known for its Kaspersky Anti-Virus and class-leading malware research, identified the new strain in Mexico, Indonesia, and Jordan, so far only against enterprise PCs. Attacks using BitLocker, an optional Windows feature that encrypts PC hard drives commonly used in the enterprise world, are not new. But ShrinkLocker is unique thanks to new innovations.



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