June 25, 2016

NASCAR team red-flagged by ransomware attack

NASCAR, America’s favorite no-right-turn racing format, has joined the growing ranks of people hit by, and paying out to fix, ransomware.

The Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) has admitted paying off ransomware runners after one of its main test computers got infected with Truecrypt malware. The laptop was quickly isolated, but left the team’s crucial test data locked up two days before a big race.

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