Ransomware

Erebus Ransomware Demands 5 BTC Ransom
2017-07-26
The Linux operating system is usually safe from most malware attacks. However, a new type of ransomware is shaking things up a bit. Erebus is a Linux ransomware variant which can impact enterprise servers. It is also the malware which affected the ...

Exploring the psychology of ransomware
2017-07-26
In recent months we've seen high profile ransomware attacks target many businesses, and we've seen cyber criminals making greater efforts to target their victims. A new study from endpoint protection company SentinelOne and De Montfort University has ...

Petya ransomware: Free decryption tool released for the original ...
2017-07-26
Victims of all 'legitimate' versions of Petya can decrypt their files for free. Image: Malwarebytes. Victims of several strains of the Petya ransomware may now be ...and more »

300000 records breached in ransomware attack on Pennsylvania health system
2017-07-26
The health system discovered a server and workstation at one of its practices was infected by ransomware on May 16. Officials said the infected server and workstation were removed from the network, before officials launched an investigation by a ...

Ransomware goes pro: How crooks are getting into customer service
2017-07-26
Malware strains like Locky and Cerber helped make ransomware a $25 million industry in 2016 and its operators are starting to operate like conventional corporations with "customer" service staff and outsourced resources, researchers explained Wednesday ...Google ransomware tracking finds vicious infection cycleUSA TODAYRansomware has made more than $25 million from its victims over 2 years, Google study findsBusiness InsiderVictims Of Ransomware Attacks Have Paid $25M Last 2 Years, Report SaysCBS Minnesota / WCCOTechRepublic -Geek -The INQUIRER -The Vergeall 14 news articles »

Ransomware victims have paid out more than $25 million, Google ...
2017-07-25
Ransomware victims have paid more than $25 million in ransoms over the last two years, according to a study presented today by researchers at Google, ...Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A MonthForbesRansomware victims paid hackers $25 MILLION in two years | Daily ...Daily Mailall 7 news articles »

Petya Ransomware Victims Can Now Recover Their Files For Free
2017-07-25
Internet users who have fallen victims to the aggressive Petya ransomware attacks over the past year are in luck. There is now a free tool that will allow them to decrypt their files if they hang onto them since then. Petya is a ransomware program that ...

State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks
2017-07-25
While Petya used phishing techniques to access victims' networks, NotPetya used worm capabilities similar to a ransomware attack seen earlier this year known as WannaCry. This means NotPetya and WannaCry were able to “self-propagate” over multiple ...