Cinema chain Pathe was serving ransomware to their French website visitors

The well-known cinema chain “Pathe” has become the victim of a hack, their French website was serving a page which redirected the Pathe website visitors to a Angler exploit kit. If the user uses an vulnerable browser or application like Adobe Flash Player – the user would unknowingly download the CRYPTXXX-ransomware.

The CryptXXX ransomware would then in order lock all the files on the computer with a password. This password is then send to the cybercriminal, which then forces the victim to pay a specific amount of money in order to regain access to the locked files.

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