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New JNEC.a Ransomware delivered through WinRAR exploit

A new strain of ransomware tracked as JNEC.a is spreading through an exploit that triggers the recently discovered vulnerability in WinRAR.

The ransomware was involved in the attacks observed by the Qihoo 360 Threat Intelligence Center in the wild, threat actors used an archive named “vk_4221345.rar” that delivers JNEC.a when its contents are extracted with a vulnerable version of WinRAR.

Warning!!!Possibly the first #ransomware (vk_4221345.rar) spread by #WinRAR exploit (#CVE-2018-20250). The attacker lures victims to decompress the archive through embedding a corrupt and incomplete female picture. It renames files with .Jnec extension.

— 360 Threat Intelligence Center (@360TIC) March 18, 2019

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-20250, was discovered by experts at Check Point in February, it could allow an attacker to gain control of the target system.

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