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North Korea spread WannaCry ransomware, says Microsoft President

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the threat and risks of cyber attacks loom large, especially the ones targeted against civilians. WannaCry Ransomware attack that hit many nations this year attack is a case in point. It infected […]

Ransomware attacks reach new levels of sophistication

Ransomware silently renders your files/folders inaccessible by encrypting them. Repeated incidents of this kind have brought cyber security to the forefront of mainstream conversations as the impact of it is felt around the world by organizations and individuals alike. The […]

NotPetya is not a Ransomware; its a Wiper, say security researchers now!

Petya…NotPetya… now Not a Ransomware! Reports from leading security researchers suggest NotPetya, an infection that invaded computers worldwide is a Wiper (since it overwrites parts that a disk needs to run) and not a Ransomware. An analysis of the encryption […]

Email Provider shuts down the Inbox of NotPetya Ransomware developers

Yesterday a major NotPetya ransomware attack caused panic across the globe. The attackers asked for a ransom from their victims in the form of Bitcoins. While it isn’t as easy to track the cyber-criminals in person, the email ID associated […]

Biggest Ransomware attack causes Global Turmoil

Not long after the horror of the Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic throughout the globe. Major companies and government organizations have reported being affected by a new Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic […]

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Fileless, Code-injecting Ransomware starts making the rounds

As if WannaCrypt was not bad enough! We now have another Ransomware threat to deal with in the form of SOREBRECT. Security software company, Trend Micro, discovered SOREBRECT couple of months ago where it was found to have infected systems […]

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Crysis Ransomware Decryption keys have been released

Decryption keys for the Crysis Ransomware have been released to the public by the malware developers. The keys will help affected users decrypt Wallet ransomware encrypted files, which is a part of the Crysis family of ransomware. Crysis Ransomware Decryption […]

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98% victims of WannaCry victims were Windows 7 users

WannaCrypt has been in the news in the last week. The Ransomware has been one of the biggest in scale and has affected countries including India. Researchers were quick to point out that WannaCrypt Ransomware may have affected a large […]

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Impact of WannaCry ransomware in India

Ransomware attacks have become a growing concern for security researchers. In emerging economies like India where the government is running digital programs as flagship schemes to digitally empower society and knowledge economy, Ransomware attacks have become a grave threat. It […]

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UIWIX Ransomware too exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities in Computer Systems

Barely, has the fear about WannaCrypt Ransomware subsided, comes the news that even before WannaCrypt, there was this UIWIX Ransomware that was also exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities.  The newly discovered malware assigns a unique machine ID to each infected computer by […]

India’s CERT-In to hold Webcast on WannaCry ransomware

Now when the ransomware WannaCry is all over the social media and news highlights worldwide, it is creating a havoc among the public. Seeing the potential threat and the chaos among users, the Computer Emergency Response Team India CERT-IN has […]

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Security researcher accidentally stops WannaCry Ransomware outbreak

Something very interesting appears to have happened accidentally! A security researcher seems to have temporarily at least stopped one variant of the WannaCry ransomware in its tracks. WannaCrypt also termed as WannaCry and Wcry or Wcrypt, has already caused massive damage […]

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NSA Tool used to spread WannaCry Ransomware; 75K infections in 99 countries!

The last several hours have been the dark hours for various organizations worldwide. A massive Ransomware attack has hit tens of thousands of computer systems in various companies and organizations across several countries including the UK, China, US, Russia, Italy, […]

Ransomware attackers use Installer Packages to hide malware deeper

Ransomware is slowly gaining traction with antivirus manufacturers. The antivirus is trained especially to find strains of ransomware coming from unknown sources. But ransomware operators are trying to stay a step ahead by disguising the malware as installer packages used […]

Decryptor for Dharma Ransomware now available

Dharma Ransomware now officially has decryptor keys. Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor v 1.17.17.0 & ESET Crysis Decryptor v 2.0.3.0 have been updated to decrypt Dharma ransomware encrypted files and remove the malware. Kaspersky has tested and legitimized the master decryptor keys that were […]

Poorly coded Lamdelin Lockscreen Ransomware lets you in using Alt+F4

Ransomware, in general, is deadly, but sometimes their authors may not be intelligent enough to make them lethal enough, and that’s what happened with the new Ransomware kid, Lamdelim.A. Win32/Lamdelim.A has been detected as locking victim’s PC in exchange for […]

Avast announces a new free decryption tool for CryptoMix ransomware

Avast, the popular antivirus provider, today announced the rollout of their latest free ransomware decryptor tool for the ransomware strain, CryptoMix. CryptoMix is a rather infamous ransomware with multiple aliases, including CryptFile2, Zeta, or the most recent alias CryptoShield. Decryption […]

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Fewer Malware being released now, but Ransomware is on the rise

According to a report published by Network security company, SonicWall, there was a decline in the Malware attacks in 2016, however at the same time Ransomware attacks multiplied by hundreds. Statistics reveal that unique malware samples collected fell to 60 […]

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Ransomware hijacks Hotel’s Smart Lock system & locks Guest’s rooms

Most of the houses and hotel room these days are equipped with electronic doors. These locks come with one or more means of entry, which include RFID, keypad, biometric (fingerprint), or Bluetooth. Until now, locks featuring biometric identification and RFID […]

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Ransomware lashes out in Washington DC, kills 70% of CCTV cameras

Another day, another Ransomware. Yes, Ransomware seems to have been the order of the world with new kind cropping out every now and then. While we usually see Ransomware hitting out on large organizations this time it was something pretty […]

Exploit Kit activity pose a major threat to outdated software worldwide

Analyzing the monthly encounters of Exploit Kit in 2016, Microsoft has said that they pose a major threat to the PCs running unpatched software. The past year saw attackers using exploit kits to inflict some of the most prominent threats […]

Ransomware hits Android Smart TV, mimics FBI & demands $500

Ransomware is getting too close to be cozy. Ransomware is plaguing the Internet and PC users and well there is nothing that can be done to stop except for the rudimentary safety measures for individuals and maybe advanced solutions for […]