Tag Archives: Ransomware

Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

Nothing funny about stealing from a charity. Comic Relief’s internal systems are down for the third day running after a ransomware attack on one of the charity’s servers on Wednesday. Founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriters, the charity behind the UK’s … Continue reading

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Maktub ransomware phishing scam knows your home address and uses it as leverage

Ransomware is one of the most prevalent security threats at the moment, and each week there are new examples that up the ante a little more. In recent months we have seen cross-platform ransomware, Tesla 4’s unbreakable encryption, and the … Continue reading

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The ransomware that knows where you live

A widely distributed scam email that quoted people’s postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4’s … Continue reading

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Vaccine for CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt Ransomware Released

It’s better to prevent than to pay the ransom. Romanian security vendor Bitdefender has updated its vaunted anti-ransomware vaccine to add support for the latest versions of the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt ransomware families currently ravaging users all over the globe. The … Continue reading

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Crypto Ransomware Found On EC-Council Website That Runs A Certified Hacker Program

Short Bytes: A ransomware was found on the official website of EC-Council that runs Certified Ethical hacker program. After EC-Council did not reply to Fox-IT in the context of the malware injected in their site, Fox-IT decided to go public … Continue reading

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Dridex Botnet Has Replaced Banking Trojan with Locky Ransomware

Group leader’s arrest might have forced them to adapt. It has now become official, and it appears that the Dridex botnet that has been distributing banking trojans for years, has now changed its profile entirely and is spreading ransomware instead. Initial … Continue reading

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What makes Cryptowall 3.0 the most successful ransomware?

Cryptowall 3.0 is the most successful ransomware of all time, a new report by security firm Imperva says. Ransomware is a type of malware which, once active on a device, encrypts all the data and demands payment from the victim, … Continue reading

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