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Linux and Windows systems targeted by new Tycoon ransomware

June 5, 2020

Via: TechRadar

A new ransomware strain is targeting Linux and Windows systems across a number of industries, security experts have warned.

The malware, given the name Tycoon by the researchers at BlackBerry Research and Intelligence Team in partnership with KPMG’s UK Cyber Response Services that discovered it, is operating what appear to be highly targeted attacks at SMBs in the software and education industries.

The ransomware is even more dangerous as it does not just affect one family of devices, but both Windows and Linux, which are widely used across the targeted industries.

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