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Patch Tuesday: December 10, 2019

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Patch Tuesday: December 10, 2019


Recent research has disclosed new ransomware that affects Windows users. A revised version of a ransomware dubbed ‘Snatch,’ reboots victim’s Windows computers into Safe Mode and then encrypts their data. Booting into Safe Mode is the hacker’s clever way of bypassing antivirus software that would usually detect the attack. Snatch can affect Windows 7 through Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit operating systems. Researchers also found forum posts on the dark web from the organizers of Snatch enlisting employees and cybercriminals to disclose company passwords. This information is then used to access the company network to help spread the ransomware. To avoid this ransomware, keep your Windows computers up to date with any updates or security patches, and secure your systems with multifactor authentication in case passwords become compromised.

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