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New SamSam Variant Requires Special Password Before Infection

New versions of the SamSam ransomware will not execute unless the person running the malware’s payload enters a special password via the command-line. This is a new protection mechanism added by the SamSam crew in a recent SamSam version discovered by Malwarebytes researchers. Previous versions did not feature this mechanism, meaning anyone who found a SamSam binary could have infected his computer by double-clicking and running the file.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer

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