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New Ransomware Evades Machine Learning Security Software

Security software vendors are furiously introducing new products with increasingly sophisticated machine learning algorithms that can detect phishing scams and quarantine a message before it ever gets in front of a vulnerable end user to be clicked upon.

But a ransomware campaign launched Sept. 18 features a sophisticated new wrinkle to the phishing technique, enabling it to slip past many of the machine learning algorithm-based software sold by some of the industry’s most popular vendors, according to research by security firm Comodo.