Ransomware

Koler Ransomware Targets US Citizens With Fake PornHub Android App
2017-06-25
People often say the internet is for porn, and to a certain degree they are absolutely right. In the year 2017 however, the Internet is also for ransomware and other types of malware. A new type of malicious software on Android combines both porn and ...

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – TeslaWare
2017-06-24
One way to make a new ransomware strain stand out is by giving it a fancy name. TeslaWare seems to be checking the right boxes in this regard, and the developer is putting a lot of work into the design aspect of this malware. Luckily, it appears the ...

Ransomware families – and how to fight them
2017-06-23
Ransomware has been with us for a while now and is even considered old news by many security practitioners. But, it remains a vexing problem for many companies. SophosLabs recently looked at the most prolific ransomware families and attack vectors ...

WannaCry ransomware is still alive, and it just forced Honda to close one of its plants
2017-06-23
Just over a month ago, a nasty piece of ransomware called “WannaCry” began infecting PCs all across the world at an alarming rate. Based off of a leaked NSA exploit, the malware worked by encrypting all of a user's files and offering up a decryption ...WannaCry Ransomware Infections Hit Dozens Of Traffic CamerasForbesTraffic cameras in Victoria infected by WannaCry ransomwareThe GuardianWannaCry Ransomware Infects 55 Speed and Red-Light Cameras in AustraliaBleepingComputerSC Magazine UK -iTnews -The INQUIRER -3AWall 97 news articles »

Few Victims Reporting Ransomware Attacks to FBI
2017-06-23
Ransomware may have been the most prevalent internet threat of 2016, and WannaCry certainly made it a mainstream conversation, but that doesn't mean people are reporting incidents to law enforcement. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center's annual ...The FBI Received Over 2,600 Ransomware Complaints in 2016 ...CoinDeskFBI: Victims Aren't Reporting Ransomware AttacksBleepingComputerRansomware Goes Viral, But FBI Left Out of LoopThe Crime Report (subscription)Krebs on Security -Internet Crime Complaint Centerall 10 news articles »

WannaCry Ransomware Hits Honda Plant, Traffic Cams
2017-06-22
The ransomware forced Honda on Monday to shut down its plant in Sayama, northwest of Tokyo, Reuters reports. A Honda spokesperson tells Reuters that the company's computer systems were affected worldwide, even after it undertook efforts to protect ...WannaCry ransomware causes Honda plant shutdown in JapanCNETWannaCry: Why this ransomware just won't dieZDNetHonda plant hit by WannaCry ransomware attackFinancial TimesEngadget -The Sun -eWeek -Reutersall 115 news articles »

UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign • The ...
2017-06-22
Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.and more »

South Korean web host pays largest ransomware demand ever
2017-06-20
The ransomware attacked more than 153 Linux servers that South Korean web provider Nayana hosted, locking up more than 3,400 websites on June 10. In Nayana's first announcement a few days later, it said the hackers demanded 550 bitcoins to free up ...Web host agrees to pay $1m after it's hit by Linux-targeting ransomwareArs TechnicaRansomware attack costs South Korean company $1M, largest payment everFox NewsSouth Korean hosting firm shells out $1M in yet another ransomware hackTNWBleepingComputer -We Live Security (blog) -ZDNet -Trend Microall 38 news articles »