Archive for the ‘ransomware malware’ Category

Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

March 19th, 2019
Photo by Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix One of the world's largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an "extensive cyber attack" hit its operations, leaving companies' IT systems unusable. According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the company has temporarily shut down several plants and

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GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading via MS Word macros

January 25th, 2019
Security researchers have discovered two separate malware campaigns, one of which is distributing the Ursnif data-stealing trojan and the GandCrab ransomware in the wild, whereas the second one is only infecting victims with Ursnif malware. Though both malware campaigns appear to be a work of two separate cybercriminal groups, we find many similarities in them. Both attacks start from

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Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

August 15th, 2017

Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone’s neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars.

In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals

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Ukrainian Man Arrested For Distributing NotPetya Ransomware And Helping Tax Evaders

August 10th, 2017

Ukrainian authorities have arrested a 51-year-old man accused of distributing the infamous Petya ransomware (Petya.A, also known as NotPetya) — the same computer virus that massively hit numerous businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different parts of Europe around 45 days ago.

However, the story is not as simple as it seems, which portrayed this man as a criminal. I

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Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Withdraw $143,000 From Bitcoin Wallets

August 3rd, 2017

The cyber criminals behind the global WannaCry ransomware attack that caused chaos worldwide have finally cashed out their ransom payments.

Nearly three months ago, the WannaCry ransomware shut down hospitals, telecom providers, and many businesses worldwide, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, encrypting files and then charging victims $300-$600 for the keys

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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

July 13th, 2017

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and

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New Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Internet History & Private Pics to All Your Friends

July 13th, 2017

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and

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Petya Ransomware Spreading Rapidly Worldwide, Just Like WannaCry

June 27th, 2017

Watch out, readers! It is ransomware, another WannaCry, another wide-spread attack.

The WannaCry ransomware is not dead yet and another large scale ransomware attack is making chaos worldwide, shutting down computers at corporates, power supplies, and banks across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe and demanding $300 in bitcoins.

According to multiple sources, a new

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14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

June 6th, 2017

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware.

This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime.

Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in

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Russian Hacker Selling Cheap Ransomware-as-a-Service On Dark Web

April 18th, 2017

Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become an albatross around everyone’s neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, financial institutions and individuals worldwide and extorting millions of dollars.

Forget about developing sophisticated banking trojans and malware to steal money out of people and organizations. Today, one of the easiest ways that can help cyber criminals get

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