Ransomware

WannaCry ransomware attack at LG Electronics takes systems offline
2017-08-21
While security researcher Marcus Hutchins found a killswitch to prevent further spread of the malware, and Microsoft released an emergency patch to protect older systems against WannaCry, the ransomware has continued to infect unpatched systems.Ransomware is the Most Popular Malicious Email Attachment in Q2 2017The MerkleLG hit by WannaCry malware, systems shut down for two daysSiliconrepublic.comPetya Variant Cripples European BusinessesIT Business Net (press release)all 4 news articles »

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Shinigami Locker
2017-08-20
There are so many different types of Bitcoin ransomware in circulation today that it is hard to find one that is unique. Shinigami Locker is not necessarily unique based on its features, but the artwork used in the ransom note is quite nice to look at ...

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: SyncCrypt
2017-08-18
It was only a matter of time before cybercriminals started using stenography to hide malicious tools. A new ransomware variant, SyncCrypt, hides within JPEG image files. This method of distribution will only become more prevalent, since most computer ...

LambdaLocker ransomware victim? Now you can decrypt your files ...
2017-08-18
Victims of LambdaLocker ransomware can now get their files back for free using a decryption tool released as part of the No More Ransom initiative.and more »

New ERROR CryptoMix Ransomware Variant Released
2017-08-18
As we are always looking for weaknesses, if you are a victim of this variant and decide to pay the ransom, please send us the decryptor so we can take a look at it. You can also discuss or receive support for Cryptomix ransomware infections in our ...

SyncCrypt Ransomware Hides Inside JPG Files, Appends .KK Extension
2017-08-16
A new ransomware called SyncCrypt was discovered this week by Emsisoft security researcher xXToffeeXx that is being distributed by spam attachments containing WSF files. When installed these attachments will encrypt a computer and append the .kk ...

More pseudo-ransomware attacks are probably on the way ...
2017-08-08
The last few months saw some major malware moments, most notably the WannaCry and NotPetya (a.k.a. ExPetr/Nyetya/Petya) attacks. Kaspersky Labs' ...and more »