By Brook Chelmo

What Is Bad Rabbit Ransomware?

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. It first was found after attacking Russian media outlets and large organizations in the Ukraine. The initial installer masquerades as a Flash update.  Interestingly, this malware contains a list of hardcoded Windows credentials, most likely to brute force entry into devices on the network, according to SonicWall Capture Labs Threat researchers.