Archive for the ‘computer virus’ Category

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

December 14th, 2018
Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia's largest oil producer in 2012 and this time it has targeted energy sector organizations primarily operating in the Middle East. Earlier this week, Italian oil drilling company Saipem was attacked and sensitive files on about 10 percent of its servers were destroyed, mainly in the Middle East,

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New Ransomware Spreading Rapidly in China Infected Over 100,000 PCs

December 4th, 2018
A new piece of ransomware is spreading rapidly across China that has already infected more than 100,000 computers in the last four days as a result of a supply-chain attack... and the number of infected users is continuously increasing every hour. What's Interesting? Unlike almost every ransomware malware, the new virus doesn't demand ransom payments in Bitcoin. Instead, the attacker is

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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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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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RansomFree Tool Detects Never-Seen-Before Ransomware Before It Encrypts Your Data

December 20th, 2016

Ransomware has risen dramatically since last few years, so rapidly that it might have already hit you or someone you know.

With hundred of thousands of ransomware variants emerging every day, it is quite difficult for traditional signature-based antivirus tools to keep their signature database up-to-date.

So, if signature-based techniques are not enough to detect ransomware infection, then

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Russia arrests 50 hackers who stole $25 million from Banks

June 3rd, 2016

Russian authorities have arrested a gang of 50 hackers suspected of stealing more than 1.7 Billion Rubles (over US$25 Million) from banks and other financial institutions in the country since 2011.

The same criminal gang had tried to steal a further 2.273 Billion Roubles by issuing false payment instructions, but that were blocked.
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The group allegedly used a Trojan called “

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