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Microsoft Warns of Data Stealing Malware That Pretends to Be Ransomware

Microsoft on Thursday warned of a “massive email campaign” that’s pushing a Java-based STRRAT malware to steal confidential data from infected systems while disguising itself as a ransomware infection.
“This RAT is infamous for its ransomware-like behavior of appending the file name extension .crimson to files without actually encrypting them,” the Microsoft Security Intelligence team said in a