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Exchange Servers Targeted by ‘Epsilon Red’ Malware

Threat actors have deployed new ransomware on the back of a set of PowerShell scripts developed for making encryption, exploiting flaws in unpatched Exchange Servers to attack the corporate network, according to recent research. The name – coined by the attackers themselves, who may be the same crew behind the REvil ransomware – is a reference to an obscure enemy character in the X-Men Marvel comics. The character is a “‘super soldier’ alleged to be of Russian origin” armed with four mechanical tentacles – which seems to represent the way the ransomware spreads its hooks into a corporate network, Brandt wrote.