Latest Ransomware news.

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 […]

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Critroni crypto ransomware uses the Tor network for control

As if Cryptolocker, the ransomware was not enough to target computers running Microsoft Windows, we have a new clone of it called Critroni that uses private key mechanism similar to Cryptolocker to attack computers. Cryptolocker, if you remember is a […]

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Cryptolocker ransomware is not dead!

Ransomware Trojan, Cryptolocker was first discovered in September 2013 and are known for attacking PC’s running Microsoft Windows. Cryptolocker could infect PC’s using various sources, the most common being a legitimate email attachment. Earlier this month, the FBI came out […]

CryptoLocker variant now spreads via Removable Drives

CryptoLocker, a deadly ransomware, recently added a new member in its family called as WORM_CRILOCK.A. TrendLabs reports that this new variant is far more dangerous than the known CryptoLocker variants as it carries a notable feature of propagation routines. Further […]

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New ransomware Locker emerges; copies the CryptoLocker model

Ransomware attacks are the most recent cyber scams found on the Web. This set of malware affect the Windows computer systems and encrypts your files using public-key encryption, and this encryption key remains on the hacker’s server. Hackers then demand […]

Avast demystifies Ransomware tricks & Browser behaviors

Popular security firm Avast has demystified the attack procedure of the ransomware which has been perplexing internet users lately. The said ransomware targets the web-browsers and trick users to believe that FBI has raided their computer. How this ransomware worked […]

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Backup is the best defense against Cryptolocker Ransomware, says Microsoft

The incidence of Cryptolocker ransomware is on the rise. Commonly named as Crilock, this malware strain is affecting the Windows computer systems widely – especially in Europe. This ransomware enters your computer network and encrypts your files using public-key encryption, […]

Ransomeware on the rise, especially in Europe, says Microsoft

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) analyses exploit, vulnerabilities, and malware threats using data from Internet services. The report shed some light on the Ransomware topic. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts complete access to the computer or […]

CryptoLocker Ransomware Authors Raise Ransom Demands

CryptoLocker has become a reason for rising panic among the Microsoft Windows-based computers users for the last few weeks. A malware variant that fits in the ‘ransomware’ category primarily spreads through email attachments where it arrives as an executable file […]