There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild

  • The malware was first spotted by Michael Gillespie , a “security researcher for MalwareHunterTeam.
  • In the new season of Mr. Robot , the critically acclaimed TV show featuring a team of hackers led by a paranoid, psychotic antihero, the hacking group uses ransomware to lock the evil corporation they’re fighting out of their computers and force them to pay up.
  • The ransomware hasn’t infected anyone but whoever created it uploaded it to Virus Total , a free online malware repository, presumably to see if antivirus would detect it as a malicious file.
  • After reality spilling onto Mr. Robot, the TV show is spilling into reality: someone created a real piece of ransomware and called it FSociety, even using the fictitious hacktivist group’s iconic logo.
  • The antivirus company Avira published a blog post about it on Wednesday, trying to speculate as to the origins of the malware.

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There’s now a real fsociety ransomware. Or is it a viral marketing ploy?


There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild