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Beware, ransomware is here, there and everywhere

Beware, ransomware is here, there and everywhere

Written by on July 19, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The ransomware plague is turning into an epidemic, get your Bitcoins ready!¬†According to Kaspersky, there is a PC and Mobile Ransomware Plague. In a recent report, security firm Kaspersky Lab revealed that these¬†attacks on both PC and mobile devices have risen to epidemic level. Ransomware is a malware that prevents victims from accessing information on […]

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Ransomware extortionists borrow customer-service tactics

Ransomware extortionists borrow customer-service tactics

Written by on April 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (Reuters) – When hackers set out to extort the town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with “ransomware,” they followed up with an FAQ explaining the attack and easy instructions for online payment. After balking for several days, Tewksbury officials decided that paying the modest ransom of about $600 was better than struggling to unlock its […]

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Ransomware attacks force Adobe to issue emergency Flash update

Ransomware attacks force Adobe to issue emergency Flash update

Written by on April 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux […]

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FBI asks businesses to help battle extortion ‘ransomware’

FBI asks businesses to help battle extortion ‘ransomware’

Written by on March 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was dated March 25 and obtained by Reuters over […]

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Chinese hackers behind ransomware attacks on US companies

Chinese hackers behind ransomware attacks on US companies

Written by on March 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cyber crime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said. Ransomware, which involves encrypting a target’s computer files and then demanding payment to unlock them, has generally been considered the domain […]

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New ransomware campaign targets Apple Mac users

New ransomware campaign targets Apple Mac users

Written by on March 7, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically […]

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Cisco stops big ransomware campaign

Cisco stops big ransomware campaign

Written by on October 6, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc said it had managed to disrupt the spread of one of the most pernicious systems for infecting Internet users with malicious software such as so-called ransomware, which demands payment for decrypting users’ data. The investigators from Cisco’s Talos security unit were looking at the Angler Exploit Kit, which […]

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