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Ransomware Hits Research Facility After Student Installs Pirated Software

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A student with access to a European research institute’s network exposed his login credentials after installing pirated software that turned out to be password-stealing malware, according to security firm Sophos.

By Michael Kan

Be careful around pirated software. A student at an unnamed biomolecular research…




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