Posts Tagged ‘ransomware’

postheadericon Bad Rabbit: Not-Petya is back with improved ransomware

A new ransomware outbreak today has hit some major infrastructure in Ukraine including Kiev metro. Here are some details about this new variant of Petya.

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postheadericon DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

The infection mechanism works well – which is crucial for determining how big of a deal a piece of malware is.

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postheadericon DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

DoubleLocker can change the device’s PIN, preventing victims from accessing their devices, and also encrypts the data it finds in them – a combination that has not been seen previously in the Android ecosystem.

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postheadericon Social engineering and ransomware

Social engineering may play a vital part in persuading a victim to open a malicious executable or website, says ESET’s David Harley on social engineering and ransomware.

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postheadericon New WannaCryptor-like ransomware attack hits globally: all you need to know

Numerous reports are coming out on social media about a new ransomware attack in Ukraine, which could be related to the Petya family.

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postheadericon Web-hosting firm agrees to pay over $1 million to ransomware extortionists

A variant of the Erebus ransomware has hit a South Korean web hosting company hard, and disrupted the websites of thousands of businesses.

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postheadericon Trends 2017: Ransomware of Things

Welcome to the Ransomware of Things, where all connected devices are at risk of being compromised, locked and held to ransom by cybercriminals.

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postheadericon Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

Regardless of how prominent and effective ransomware appears to be, it is not the most dangerous form of malware.

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postheadericon ESET releases decryptor for AESNI ransomware variants, including XData

ESET has released a decryptor for AESNI ransomware variants, including XData. Victims who still have encrypted files can now download it from ESET’s utilities page.

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postheadericon XData ransomware making rounds amid global WannaCryptor scare

A week after the global outbreak of WannaCryptor, also known as WannaCry, another ransomware, known as XData, has been making rounds.

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