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The Newest Iteration of Ransomware: Pollocrypt

A new iteration of the devastating crypto-ransomware has surfaced based around the popular TV show, Breaking Bad. According to Nikoloz Kokhreidze of Security Zap, “It uses a logo of drug lord owned fast food chain, Los Pollos Hermanos” from Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, just like teslacrypt and other versions of this ransomware there is not much that can be done after infection aside from a good backup. Check out the entire article here. We do not, however, recommend encryption as a prevention method as this ransomware would ultimately encrypt your data on top of your encryption and does not offer protection from paying a ransom or having to restore.

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