#BadRabbit: More and more targets hit by a new Cryptotrojaner
24.10.2017 16:42 Uhr Martin Holland
The Russian news agency Interfax has been lamented on Tuesday by a hacker attack. Almost all servers are affected, said Deputy General Director Alexei Gorschkov. It is unclear when the problem can be solved. The Russian news agency Interfax has apparently become the victim of a cryptotrojaner. As the news agency Tass reports, Interfax on Tuesday could not transmit messages to the customers. “We were hit by a more massive virus attack,” says Tass Alexei Gorschkow of Interfax. The staff would work to restore the systems, but it would be difficult to predict when to return to normal work. According to the security researchers of the group IB, the news agency was a victim of a cryptotryan named “BadRabbit”. Interfax has been established as an independent news agency during perestroika and is partly in state hands. The famous St. Petersburg Internet portal Fontanka.ru was also attacked by hackers at the same time, they said. The operators declared in social media that they had become victims of a hacker attack.