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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Exploit Kit activity pose a major threat to outdated software worldwide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 […]

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Researchers neutralize the latest CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware

What can be termed as a major relief for the victims and embarrassment for the attackers, Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released an updated version of thier Rannoh Decryptor Tool for CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware.   Kaspersky Lab has already been successful […]

Beware of Cyberg Ransomware triggered by fake Credit Card bills

We have been covering Ransomware on TheWindowsClub – the sole purpose of this being to warn Windows users to safeguard themselves from such attacks.With the onset of the holiday season, it is but obvious for us to frenzy shop without […]

Locky Ransomware spreading via Facebook Messenger

In what is being seen as an imminent attack by Locky Ransomware, certain files on Facebook Messenger are being reported to have downloaded Nemucod Downloader on the victim’s computer and spreading Locky onto the machine. Bart Blaze, a renowned security […]

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New WinPlock ransomware uses Fax messages to infect your PC

A new threat in the form of Fax messages can infect your PC with ransomware. This Ransomware is distributed via loads of spam emails usually carried out by attackers through intentional spamming campaigns. The subject of these emails is what […]

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Indian Forest Department falls victim to Ransomware attack

Ransomware managers are exploring newer victims and the latest to fall in their trap in Indian Forest Department. In March this year, sensitive data related to accounts and finance of State Forest Department of Kerala was hacked. The data which was […]

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California to treat Ransomware as Extortion for better control on the crime

Ransomware is certainly a big crime as per the cyber laws. However, the Californian government has decided to treat ransomware not just a cybercrime; but as Extortion, a serious crime against humans. California’s SB-1137, signed into law last Tuesday by […]

Malware writer renames Ransomware after a security researcher

In an attempt to ruin the reputation of Fabian Wosar – the man who bears the reputation as a Ransomware decrypter, Apocalypse malware writers have renamed their ransomware after this Emsisoft security researcher as Fabiansomware. Malware writer renames its Ransomware […]

PokemonGo Ransomware creates a Hidden unexpected user

Ransomware is currently being perceived as one of the worst threat on the Internet and as we pointed out umpteen number of times no one is completely safe from the Ransomware. Pokemon Go has been one of the most popular games […]

Fantom Ransomware

Beware! Fantom Ransomware disguises itself as a Windows Update

There is a new Ransomware for you to deal with and it requires more attention than before. The new threat, known by the name of “Fantom Ransomware” disguises itself as a legitimate Microsoft Windows Update to trick users click malicious […]

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Kaspersky NoRansom page lists Ransomware Decryption Tools

Ransomware remains as one of the most brutal infection among the malware family that locks your computer or encrypts your files. What more, once infected you cannot get your data back unless you pay a ransom. Even if you decide […]

Cerber Ransomware Decrypter

Check Point releases Cerber Ransomware Decrypter Tool

If your files are locked by Cerber Ransomware, you have a solution to unlock them without paying any ransom. Researchers from Check Point have released Cerber Ransomware Decrypter tool that decrypts files encrypted by the ransomware. Cerber ransomware is a […]

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Competitor leaks keys to Chimera ransomware

When businesses compete with each other, consumers benefit. Similarly, when hackers compete, it is the victims who benefit and same is the case with Chimera Ransomware whose keys were leaked by competition. The developer of the Petya and Mischa ransomware […]

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NoMoreRansom.org launched to help Ransomware victims

A new web portal NoMoreRansom.org will now help you removing the ransomware without paying off your hard earned money to the attackers. EUROPOL, Kaspersky, Intel, Netherland Police have come together to form a No More Ransom initiative. NoMoreRansom.org will help […]

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FBI offers advice on how to stay safe from Ransomware

In a recent Law Enforcement Bulletin, the FBI has published a detailed write-up on ransomware. The bulletin includes how to recognize the ransomware, its threats and how to stay safe from ransomware. This proffer is useful not only to the […]

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CryptXXX ransomware providing keys free! Or is it a bug?

What might sound as unbelievable to most, CryptXXX ransomware is distributing decryption keys for free, without taking any money from the victims. In case you were one of the victims foxed by CryptXXX ransomware and have your data locked, you […]