These hackers prefer a different approach: asking the victims to further spread their malware

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The world of hacking has always been a little volatile and wily, to say the least, but the creators behind a new piece of ransomware called Chimera have really outdone themselves, with a 'referral' program designed to further propagate their exploit.

Like any piece of ransomware, Chimera infects your computer and locks you out of your files, pending a hefty ransom (in this case, 2.4 bitcoins or $865) to the team behind it. What makes this particular malware so deserving of its name as the multifaceted fire breathing monster that so terrified the ancient Greeks is its inclusion of multiple - and dare I say, innovative - means of not only further exploiting victims but also inducing them into its world of crime.

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