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Hidden Tear

Hidden Tear targets Windows OS and is the first open-source, modifiable ransomware kit. It uses AES encryption and claims to be undetectable by antivirus software. Its developers advertise its release as being “only for educational purposes” but one hacking group has already been discovered using a modified version of the ransomware to infect victims. Files encrypted by Hidden Tear will gain a .locked file name extension.

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