SVG Ransomware: It’s About Much More than Facebook

December 20th, 2016

Last month a new vulnerability was discovered that used Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files to spread ransomware. The vulnerable application this time around was Facebook’s Messenger, its whitelisting measures bypassed by what appeared to be a harmless image file. But this isn’t the first time hackers have used SVG files to deliver ransomware.