Category: Ransomware

Mac Malware Rises as Ransomware Extortionists Target Apple Users

A survey by security software firm Malwarebytes’ analysis of malware and cybercrime in the first quarter of 2017 has revealed an increasing number of attacks targeting Apple users using...

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Star Trek ‘Kirk’ Ransomware Includes Spock Decryptor, Picks Monero over Bitcoin

The malware author of a new strain of ransomware has taken inspiration from Star Trek, going where not many have gone before to release a new malware family called Kirk ransomware, themed after the...

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Pennsylvania Democrats Refuse to Pay Ransom After Cyberattack

A ransomware cyberattack targeting the computers and network of the Pennsylvania State Senate Democratic Caucus after a server compromise has led to an FBI investigation. The Senate Democrats have...

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Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware Targeting U.S. Police, Says Acronis

According to data-protection specialist Acronis International, Russian hackers are likely to be behind a new strain of ransomware that recently targeted and attacked a Texas police department. Named...

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Two Arrests in London over Washington CCTV Hack Pre-Trump Inauguration

Two people in London have been arrested in connection with the hack of Washington DC’s CCTV video recorders in the days leading to President Trump’s inauguration. Authorities in London have...

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Daniel Reardon on Cybersecurity and Health Care Industry

Prior to joining Delta Risk(https://delta-risk.net/), Dan worked at Protiviti, where he performed a wide variety of security and privacy assessments, architecture, transformation and management...

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70% of Washington DC’s CCTV Storage Devices Compromised Prior to Trump’s Inauguration

Officials from Washington’s police and city technology office have revealed that hackers had infected a majority of CCTV storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras in the...

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LA Valley College Pays $28,000 to Ransomware Hackers

The Los Angeles Community College District has paid $28,000 in a bitcoin last week to ransomware hackers who compromised an email and computer network belonging to a college campus. First detected on...

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Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations...

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Ransomware Raked in $1 Billion in 2016

An anonymous security expert has suggested that ransomware cybercriminals have made about a billion dollars in ill-gotten gains in 2016. A report in Network World has highlighted insights from an...

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IBM Study: Ransomware up 6,000%, a Billion-Dollar Business

A new study from IBM security has revealed that ransomware has increased a staggering 6,000% this year compared to 2015 and is on course to become a billion dollar business by the end of the year. A...

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Microsoft is Warning Christmas Shoppers about Ransomware

In a new post on its Malware Protection Center blog, software giant Microsoft has warned customers about ransomware cybercriminals targeting online shoppers through a phishing...

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Malvertising Campaign Spewing Neutrino Exploit Kit Thwarted

Security researchers have helped put an end to a global malvertising campaign that put millions of users at the risk of infection by the CrypMIC ransomware delivered via the Neutrino Exploit Kit. The...

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CryptXXX Ransomware Spread Further via SoakSoak Botnet

This year’s surge in CryptXXX ransomware infections was facilitated due to the SoakSoak botnet which has the automated ability to scan websites for vulnerabilities, researchers revealed. The...

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Neutrino Exploit Kit Takes Over Distribution of CryptXXX Ransomware

Earlier this year, the malware authors behind the re-tweaked CryptXXX 3.1000 ransomware jumped from the Neutrino Exploit Kit over to the Angler Exploit Kit, choosing the latter as its distribution...

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Ransomware Hackers Strike San Francisco Transit System

San Francisco’s transport agency has been targeted by a cyberattack by hackers who demanded a ransom of 100 bitcoins, approx. $70,000. Over 2,000 systems belonging to San Francisco’s...

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Timothy Eades on Software-based Segmentation

With over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, and executive management at the CEO level, Tim has deep expertise in driving high growth for computing, security and enterprise...

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Troublesome Cryptowall Ransomware Spotted in the Menacing Nuclear Exploit Kit

Cryptowall 4.0, the latest variant of arguably the world’s most annoying and intrusive ransomware has now surfaced in the Nuclear exploit kit, an equally dangerous exploit kit available in the...

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Your Smart TV Could Be Targeted by Ransomware

A relatively new malware called FLocker or Frantic Locker, has been discovered by cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro, targeting android devices that includes smart TVs. The internet of things...

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Canadian University Pays $20,000 to Ransomware Cybercriminals

The University of Calgary has revealed that it paid a $20,000 ransom in bitcoins to cybercriminals who targeted the institution in a comprehensive cyberattack. On May 28, the University of Calgary...

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Reddit Resets over 100,000 Passwords

   In an announcement issued on Thursday, Reddit has revealed that it has sent out 100,000 password reset notices to its users in the past 2 weeks. Over 100,000 Reddit users have been...

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Master Key Brings Relief, Reverses TeslaCrypt Ransomware

Are you a victim of the particularly troublesome strain of ransomware called TeslaCrypt? Fret not, the malware authors have turned a leaf and have now offered the decryption key that will enable you...

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FBI’s Advice to Ransomware Victims: Don’t Pay

In a new post warning about the relentless waves of ransomware attacks targeting businesses and individuals, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has advised victims not to pay ransomware...

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Password Generator Comes as Welcome Cure for PETYA Ransomware Victims

The PETYA ransomware, one of several prominent malware strains as ransomware that has gained prominence in recent times, could soon be rendered ineffective, with the release of a new password...

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Report: US Hospitals Facing Surge in Ransomware Attacks

A non-profit healthcare group has warned that U.S. hospitals should brace for a surge in ransomware attacks by malicious criminals, a trend that has already shown to be true in recent...

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MedStar Health Hit with Ransomware Attack

 MedStar Health, a non-profit organization that runs multiple hospitals was struck with a malware attack. Malicious hackers have attacked the computers at MedStar, a malware attack made public...

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Cybercriminals Are Using Microsoft PowerShell to Create Ransomware

Cybercriminals are now targeting healthcare firms, enterprises and even hospitals to launch attacks with a strain of ransomware created using Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language used for...

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FBI Puts out Ransomware Alert Seeking Help from Companies, Researchers

The FBI has put out an alert seeking help from businesses and security experts for emergency assistance in a ransomware investigation. The ransomware virus is a new strain called MSIL/Samas.A. The...

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Petya Ransomware Corrupts Windows’ Boot Record

A new strain of malware that is found in the wild and is using methods of dispersal such as Dropbox and email has the means to lock Windows users out of their computers completely. A new ransomware...

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Malvertising Campaign Affects MSN, NY Times Among Others

A large number of major news websites have seen their advertisements hijacked by a malicious Angler campaign that installs malware ransomware on users’ computers, security researchers revealed....

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