Ransomware

GandCrab Ransomware Sextortion Campaign Targets Thousands

A sextortion attack campaign involving the GandCrab ransomware has been targeting thousands across the U.S. Reports say that an ongoing sextortion campaign has been targeting thousands of internet users across…

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2018 In-Review: Ransomware Bites Less, But Still A Malware To Recon With

The threat of Ransomware is becoming lesser this year 2018 compared to last year, as virus authors focused their energies in developing cryptocurrency mining malware AKA cryptojacking virus, the former…

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New Ransomware Strain in China Infects Over 20,000 PCs

A new ransomware strain has infected and disrupted the functioning of more than 20,000 PCs in China, as per reports. ZDNet reports, “Over 20,000 Chinese users have had their Windows…

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Cybercrime Evolution: 2017 is for Ransomware, while 2018 is for Cryptojacking Malware

The growth of Bitcoin and its derivative cryptocurrencies have expanded people’s point-of-view on what it really is, a new representation of real-world money. We used to associate money to currency,…

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How Should Corporate Leaders Deal With Ransomware

2017 was the year of ransomware, most especially WannaCry, which single-handedly earned its authors an estimated $4 billion in ransom payment. Though the hype of the ransomware infection globally has…

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SMBs are Big Targets for Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks have turned quite common these days; there are attacks of varying sizes targeting all kinds of organizations/businesses as well as individuals reported from all across the world. Talking…

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Two Iranian Men Indicted for SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Two Iranian men, allegedly the hackers behind the SamSam ransomware attacks, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Jersey for holding public computer systems hostage. Faramarz Shahi…

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Valdez City, Alaska, the Newest Victim of Ransomware to Pay for Decryption

The massive change of malware trends happened last year when WannaCry of 2017 figuratively took the IT world to a terrible storm. The world has changed forever, as virus authors…

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Quebec Dubbed As An Embarrassment After Paying $30,000 To Ransomware Authors

Ransomware has been very effective and profitable for virus authors for strictly one reason, many of its victims and future victims have one thing in common: lack of credible backup…

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Down But Not Out, WannaCry Malware Continues to Infect Unpatched Windows PCs

WannaCry, the worst malware of 2017, netting its own virus author an estimated global profit of $4 billion has not ended its run yet. 2018 as a year of ransomware…

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