Ransomware

CERT issues DoubleLocker ransomware warning
2017-10-18
Speaking to the Daily Mirror (CERT|CC) Principal Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandragupta said the DoubleLocker ransomware could be affected by installing fake Adobe Flash Player applications. Ransomware requests the mobile user to grant ...DoubleLocker Ransomware Targets Sri LankaReadMe Sri Lankaall 2 news articles »

Sri Lanka warned of ransomware attack on Android phones
2017-10-18
Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used recently in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems ...and more »

Goodbye Cerber? Hello Magniber Ransomware!
2017-10-18
Magniber is a new ransomware being distributed by the Magnitude Exploit Kit that appears to be the successor to the Cerber Ransomware. While many aspects of the Magniber Ransomware are different than Cerber, the payment system and the files it ...Magnitude Exploit Kit Now Targeting South Korea With Magniber RansomwareCSO Australia (blog)all 2 news articles »

This ransomware-spreading botnet will now screengrab your desktop too
2017-10-18
The Necurs hackers have added the ability to snoop into their regular malware payloads. Image: iStock. Attackers behind one of the world's most notorious botnets have added another string to their bow, allowing them to take screenshots of the desktops ...

DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained
2017-10-16
Cybercriminals have developed an innovative ransomware that is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan to misuse Android accessibility services. Discovered by ESET malware researcher, Lukáš Štefanko, DoubleLocker, has two powerful ...Android: DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data and changes PINsBetaNewsDoubleLocker Ransomware Changes PIN and Encrypts DataInfosecurity MagazineAndroid DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data, changes device PINHelp Net Securityall 15 news articles »

DoubleLocker ransomware infects Android phones, changing the PIN
2017-10-13
A newly discovered Android malware called DoubleLocker encrypts your phone's data and changes its PIN number unless you pay the hackers Bitcoin.This nasty new Android ransomware encrypts your phone -- and changes your PINZDNetAndroid ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINsThe RegisterDoubleLocker: Innovative Android RansomwareWe Live Security (blog)WCVB Boston -Fossbytes -BleepingComputerall 24 news articles »

Ransomware is now big business on the dark web and malware ...
2017-10-12
Video: Think cybercriminals are happy about the rise of ransomware? Think again. The total value of ransomware sales on dark web market places has rocketed ...Ransomware market soars 2,500% amid high-profile attacks, rise of ...MarketWatchRansomware Dark Web Economy Increased by 2502%BleepingComputerRansomware economy grows 2500 percent since 2016 - BetaNewsBetaNewsDark Reading -Help Net Security -24/7 Wall St. -Carbon Blackall 10 news articles »