Tag: 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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The Effects of Ransomware on Small and Midsize Businesses

A recent surge of Ransomware attacks on Small to Midsize businesses has caused many enterprises to re-evaluate their disaster recovery and security strategies. The reason these organizations have...

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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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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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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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