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Security firm Sophos says it has found Windows ransomware using a virtual machine on a victim's machine to attack that same machine, with a 49kb ransomware executable generated from an attack payload of 122MB with a 282MB virtual image inside.

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Australian organisations hit by Windows ransomware appear to be less willing than their counterparts in other countries to give in to ransom demands, with only 12% forking out money to the attackers, in comparison to 27% of organisations globally.

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Security outfit Sophos claims that funds extracted from victims of sextortion schemes have been deposited by cyber criminals in bitcoin wallets.

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