After only a year, the initiative has unlocked thousands of devices, but there is more work to do.
The criminal operators are acting like legitimate firms, offering support services and even hiring graphic designers, researchers tell a Black Hat panel.
Ransomware is one of the nastiest threats lurking on the Internet these days. There’s no sign that the situation will improve anytime soon, either. Not when ransomware is earning the criminals behind it […] The post Ransomware Criminals Screwed Victims Out Of $25 Million In Less Than Two Years appeared first on Geek.com.
Some relief is now available for victims of at least some strains of the Petya ransomware. A new decryption tool is now freely available to help people impacted by some strains of the Petya ransomware recover their files....
Malware can be a highly profitable business. Ransomware, malicious software that encrypts victims' data and demands a pay-off in order to unlock it, has made more than $25 million (£19.1 million) in bounties over the last two years. That's...Show More Summary
Red Petya, Green Petya and GoldenEye can all be decrypted with this free tool - unfortunately it can't do anything about NotPetya or PetrWrap
Ransomware is so profitable and so difficult to prosecute that it's only going to get bigger, the researchers predict.
Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices.
Ransomware has always been sinister - now it's creepy too.
By sniffing out ransomware in real-time, ShieldFS might be the cure to the internet's latest security scourge.
No More Ransom launched a year ago: here's the story of how cybersecurity firms and law enforcement are working together to bring down ransomware.
Welcome to our Mole03 Ransomware removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC for free. What is Mole03 Ransomware? Within the following paragraphs, readers of this article will be introduced to a malware program called Mole03 Ransomware. Show More Summary
Weeks after the ransomware attack that rippled across the globe, companies are still trying to deal with the damage.
Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry seek information that combatants can leverage in a global online war fought with coercion not force.
Recently, a massive ransomware attack using stolen NSA hacking tools disabled an estimated 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The ransomware, known as WannaCry, severely affected organizations around the globe, including, the British National Health Service, car makers Renault and Nissan, and the Russian Interior Ministry. Show More Summary
Time and again, we hear of incidents involving identity theft, stealing of account passwords, installation of malware from web sources, and even ransomware. All of these security breaches have a certain attack vector in common, and that...Show More Summary
Bitdefender 2018 takes the lead in PC protection with strong malware and ransomware defenses, handy extra features, and little performance drag.
Fresh on the heels of the malware best known as WannaCry, new ransomware threatens to lock your device and send private information to your family and friends. It’s as if you can’t go a month without a new strain of malware hitting the headlines. Show More Summary
The dean of newspaper science writers is apparently retiring at age 98. Slacker! Plus a ransomware attack at KQED and CalBuzz calls it quits for now.