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19.11 Doctor Web announces the discovery of Linux.Encoder.2

Emergence of new encryption ransomware for Linux that was dubbed Linux.Encoder.1 got a huge response from ordinary users and IT specialists worldwide—as it turned out, even such secure system as Linux can become a target of ransomware Trojans. Moreover, recently, at least two other representatives of this family came into light. Doctor Web security researchers have carefully examined one of them and dubbed it Linux.Encoder.2.

18.11 Dr.Web Security Space for Android can now remove rootkits

The majority of known Android Trojans are, in fact, simple malicious programs that can be identified and removed not only by anti-virus software but also by ordinary users who have some basic IT knowledge. However, lately, Doctor Web security researchers have started to detect more and more malicious programs that attempt, for example, to acquire root privileges and install on compromised devices other Trojans, adware and unwanted programs which are much harder to detect and remove.

13.11 About 2,000 websites already compromised by Linux.Encoder.1

At the beginning of November 2015, Doctor Web reported on detection of dangerous ransomware for Linux operating systems. The news article centering around that issue was widely discussed in mass media. Today, we would like to shed more light on the “hero” of that publication—the Trojan that was dubbed Linux.Encoder.1.

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