JavaScript Ransomware

Because life is not complicated enough: JavaScript ransomware. “Enter Ransom32, one of the newest ransomware for the New Year. The program is written in Javascript, running on the NW.js platform, and can infect systems running on the Windows platform. It can also have the capability of targeting Mac OS X or Linux computers, if repackaged with platform-specific runtimes. It is also dubbed as a ‘ransomware-as-a-service,’ a play from SaaS or ‘Software as a Service.'” The phrase “ransomware-as-a-service” makes me want to throw things.

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