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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 […]

Satana Ransomware encrypts User Files and replaces MBR

Satana is the latest ransomware threat for Windows PC users. It is actually a Ransomware which encrypts your files as well as the MBR (Master Boot Record) leaving your Windows device unable to load. Satana brings a boot locker along […]

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EduCrypt Ransomware teaches Internet users a much needed lesson

With the rise in the Internet usage, the security threats have also increased. It is every day that we come across the new type of virus, ransomware, and malware. EduCrypt is yet another new Ransomware, but it begs to differ […]

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Locky ransomware is back with a bang in Japan, US & South Korea

The infamous Locky ransomware has struck again. Released in February 2016, the ransomware had affected all versions of Windows OS, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and even Windows 10. The ransomware is now back with […]

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Crypto-ransomware attacks rose 5.5 times during 2015-16, says Kaspersky

According to a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab, crypto-ransomware attacks have seen a tremendous growth in the recent months. In the year 2015-16 alone, the attacks have shockingly increased 5.5 times in comparison with the same period during the year […]

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New ransomware targets Office 365 users in Australia

Malware and ransomware mostly find their way to our machine via email. After a little work to fix the problem we dismiss it just as an attempt to access data. In reality, the situation is more worrisome. It is more […]

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Link (.lnk) to Ransom, a new ransomware, threatens Windows users

Recently, a new ransomware was detected by Microsft, which could be a huge threat to Windows users. According to Microsoft Malware Protection Center, this new malware Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A shows worm-like behavior. Moreover, this ransom leverages removable and network drives to spread itself […]

TeslaCrypt ransomware shuts down; Master Key released

In a surprising move, developers of TeslaCrypt ransomware have made their malware defunct. The developers of the ransomware have changed the message on their last operation site and rendered an unconditional apology for the inconvenience caused to all whose data […]

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Microsoft participates in Swiss Government’s Ransomware Info Day

The Swiss Government observed a Ransomware Info Day today, on May 19th, 2016. This is an initiative by the Swiss Internet Security Alliance to increase awareness regarding ransomware and help people protecting themselves from it. Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) […]

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Chinese language Ransomware is on the rise

When it comes to cyber-attacks, Ransomware is the latest breed which is threatening both individuals and corporates. This particular breed of cyber-attack has made many millions of dollars from all across the world. According to computer experts, the use of […]

Cerber Ransomware emerging as a major threat

A study reveals, the Cerber ransomware attacks have been showing an upward trend continuously. The ransomware mainly exploits a security flaw that targets PCs running on Windows. When infected, the data on infected computers becomes encrypted with AES encryption and […]

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FBI talks of Ransomware & offers tips on dealing with it

We have been seeing a lot of Ransomware incidents and the word is that Ransomware is also being offered in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS) model. FBI has now warned people about the sharp rise in the […]

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Petya Ransomware overwrites MBR and locks you out

Do NOT open any suspicious job application from your mailbox. It could be the Petya ransomware, discovered lately by security firm Trend Micro. Petya Ransomware is a new malicious program which overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your PC […]

CTB-Locker Ransomware hijacks the entire BACP website

The latest news reports suggest that the BACP or British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy website has been hit by a variant of the CTB-Locker ransomware. The variant of ransomware,from the family of CTB-Locker, is actually the first ever ransomware […]

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta available for download

Ransomware has become a growing threat in today’s online word for small businesses. This variant of malicious software empowers cybercriminals using malware in bogus email to freeze computer files of a user until a ransom is paid. In the face […]

TorrentLocker ransomware changes its name to Crypt0L0cker

A new TorrentLocker form called as Crypt0L0cker has been detected in parts of Asia, Europe and Australia. Crypt0L0cker is a ransomware and derives its name from another popular ransomware CryptoLocker. The noticeable difference between the two names is that the […]

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Ransomware uses Sysinternals SDelete to delete encryption key files

Researchers have discovered and analyzed a new crypto-ransomware variant with new routines, CrypVault, that encrypts files and make them appear as if they were quarantined files. The ransomware malware then deletes the key files using Microsoft Sysinternals SDelete tool. The growing […]

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Threat Finder Ransomware, suspected to be Cryptolocker cousin, surfaces

A new ransomware called as “Threat Finder” has been discovered by a security researcher at Rackspace. Threat Finder is feared to be a copy of Cryptolocker and can infect Windows PC’s via multiple sources; the most common infection is when […]

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Ransomware is on the rise, says FBI

What will you do if suddenly your system freezes with a pop up message telling you that you have violated some type of rule and you have to pay a fine in order to unlock your system? With cyber crimes […]

Police Threat Ransomware Mail Kills Autistic Teenager

In what appeared to be a legitimate email from the police department, it was written that the police had caught the teen browsing illegitimate sites and needs to pay a fine of hundred Pounds to stop police from pursuing him […]

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Win32/Virlock: First self reproducing Ransomware raises its head

Win32/Virlock is a new type of ransomware that not only locks the screen, but it also behaves as a polymorphic parasitic virus that infects files on the user’s machine. So, we have a new virus having a combination of a […]

Operation Global III Ransomware Decryption Tool released

Operation Global III is the latest ransomware to hit town, which encrypts your data and ask for a ransom in exchange. This ransomware reportedly is more dangerous than previous ransomware infections. The current ransom asked is $250 USD payable in […]

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Spike in Crowti ransomware incidence noticed by Microsoft

Microsoft has warned that there has been a spike in the number of infections caused by Crowti ransomware this month due to a renewed malicious email campaign circulated by the attackers. Microsoft says that thousands of Windows users have been […]

Reveton Ransomware

Reveton ransomware steals your passwords and takes over your bank account

Reveton isn’t a new malware to the world. Reveton ransomware has been here for quite a long time, ‘working’ as a LockScreen-only version. However, the bad news is that Reveton ransomware is now being updated! It has become extremely dangerous […]

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New ransomware ZeroLocker, pretends to help, and then encrypts your files

We have new ransomware in town called ZeroLocker. Ransomware are considered as a get-rich quick tool by malaware writers these days. ZeroLocker encrypts all your data including files with AES encryption key once it is done, it display a message […]