New ransomware strain coded entirely in Javascript

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"Security researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware coded entirely in Javascript, which could increase its chances of being activated.

"Unlike executable program files, Javascript documents do not always trigger a security warning on Windows or require administrator access to run.

"Named RAA, the malware is disguised as a document and starts encrypting files immediately when opened..."
SOURCE URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36575687

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