Researchers have spotted a new family of ransomware dubbed NamPoHyu virus or MegaLocker virus targeting remote Samba servers.

While ransomware infections are typically installed on the computer that will be encrypted other malware, malicious email attachments, or by the attackers hacking a computer or network.

This new variant searches for accessible Samba servers, brute forcing the passwords, and then remotely encrypting their files and creating ransom notes, an April 16 Bleeping Computer blog post said.  

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