New Sleeper Strain of SamSam Ransomware Bypasses AV And Stays Hidden On Your Network

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The ransomware strain that crippled several cities and school districts in the U.S. earlier this year is back with more tricks up its sleeve to avoid detection.

If you haven’t heard of SamSam, you haven’t been paying attention. Just one example of the kind of destruction they can cause is the recent attack on the Colorado Department of Transportation which caused downtime for 2,000+ systems.

This new SamSam strain adds a human element to its already devious mix of evasive techniques to keep antivirus, endpoint, and even more advanced security software from detecting it.

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