Ransomware

Google on Android ransomware: You're more likely to be hit twice by lightning than get infected

Android Nougat will protect you from common ransomware tactics, says Google. But for now only three percent of users enjoy its protection.<p>It was only …

Mobile Technology

If You Don't Know Much About Cybersecurity, You're Not Alone

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey to discover what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The results are troubling. Most people know very little which makes them vulnerable when they go online.<p>The Pew survey was designed to paint a broad picture of general knowledge about …

Security

iPhone browser ransom locker blocked in new iOS 10.3 release

Apple’s new iOS 10.3 release brings an important update that prevents scammers from conning iPhone users into paying an extortion fee.

iOS

Here Are Google's Best Tips For Avoiding Android Ransomware

Reports of ransomware infecting Android devices are often sensational, yet According to Google fewer than 0.00001% of app installs from Google Play have ever contained ransomware. You’re more likely to be struck by lightning twice, the company notes.<p>That’s not to say ransomware isn’t a very serious …

Google

One of the most prolific botnets is back - and now it's being used for stockmarket scams

After a mysterious absence, the Necurs botnet has returned -- and it's moved away from distributing Locky ransomware.<p>Figure shows that recorded …

Cybersecurity

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

<b>Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset's browser.</b><p>A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed.<p>However the ransomware was fake - …

Security

Ransomware Families Use NSIS Installers to Avoid Detection, Analysis

Malware families are constantly seeking new ways to hide their code, thwart replication, and avoid detection. A recent trend for the delivery of …

Security

Scammers using fake police ransomware to extort money if you view porn

Update your iPhone and iPad as soon as possible to avoid having your device locked from mobile ransomware.<p>All Apple device users are encouraged to …

iOS

Telstra announces two cybersecurity centres, new managed security service

Telstra has said it will 'democratise' its managed security service by building upon open source, with the telco to also launch two new cybersecurity …

Cybersecurity

Cerber Ransomware Now Evades Machine Learning

New variant has been broken into separate harmless-looking components to fool ML-based detection systems, Trend Micro says.<p>Cybercriminals have …

Machine Learning

IBM report: Leaked records hit 4B, up 566% since last year

Cybercriminals compromised more than 4 billion records last year, including credit cards, passwords, health information, and business documents. …

Cybersecurity

Dutch Parliament Website Suffers Ransomware Attack

3/29/2017<br>11:00 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Hackers, suspected to belong to Turkish groups, continue to target Dutch websites.<p>Hackers are continuing to attack Dutch …

Information Security

One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot

Malicious loaders delivered by self-extracting Dropbox files enable payloads to bypass detection.<p>One of the most common forms of ransomware is …

Machine Learning

"Unskilled group" is responsible for multiple, crappy ransomware attacks

Software can be thought of as a system for encapsulating the expertise of skilled practitioners; translate the hard-won expertise of a machinist or a …

Security

Galaxy S7: UK users being hit by ransomware asking to pay £200 to unlock device

The message asks users to pay money through secure online payment platform PaySafeCard.<p>Some UK users of Samsung's Galaxy S7 have been hit with …

Security

Cybercriminals Are Building an Army of Things Creating a Tipping Point for Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is big business, and is growing at an exponential rate. British insurer Lloyd’s of London estimated the cybercrime market at $400 Billion …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware found in Dutch parliament

Ransomware was found on the computer systems of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, a spokesperson for the Kamer confirmed to …

Celebrate World Backup Day on March 31, 2017 - Are You Ready?

Yes Virginia, there really is a day to celebrate or commemorate everything! And this week, or more specifically, March 31st is World Backup Day. In …

Virtualization

Apple Blocks 'Locked for Illegal Pornography' Ransomware

sponsored by<p>Slew of Security Updates Also Includes Block for Rogue 911 Calls Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 28, 2017<p>A scareware gang has …

Apple

Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay Ransom?

It’s no news that ransomware is big business. The FBI puts the cost of ransoms paid out in 2016 to almost $1 billion. And given how profitable this …

Malware

9 biggest information security threats through 2019

The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving. To help you navigate the terrain, each year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — …

Cybersecurity

Texas Specialty Practice Suffers Ransomware Attack

Urology Austin Says it Mitigated Attack, But Reports Large Breach Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • March 27, 2017<p>A ransomware attack on a …

Cybersecurity

iOS 10.3 Patches Safari Ransomware Vulnerability

It appears that an iOS Safari-based ransomware campaign — formerly exploited by a group of nefarious actors looking to cash in at the expense of …

iOS

How Identity Deception Increases the Success of Ransomware

As scammers hone their skills, their handiwork looks more credible to intended victims, making a successful ransomware scam more likely.<p>We've become …

Identity Theft

IDG Contributor Network: How to keep ransomware from human resources

Ransomware is not your friend. It’s lurking out there to take over your computer and business systems to extort money from you. Keeping this wolf …

Security

Attention Users Cybersecurity Threats via Indian Bank Website Detected

The RIG Exploit Kit has been dropping the ‘Cerber Ransomware’ very frequently of late. Quick Heal learnt about the infection on Cosmos Bank website …

Cybersecurity

JavaScript-Based Safari Ransomware Exploit Patched in iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3, released to the public this morning, fixes a bug that allowed scammers to attempt to extort money from iOS users through a JavaScript pop-up in Safari.<p>As explained by mobile security firm Lookout (via <i>Ars Technica</i>), the scammers targeted iOS users viewing pornographic material and abused …

iOS

Planning and practice can keep you prepared for a ransomware attack

Organisations from many industries have recently fallen victim to the increasingly popular cyber threat known as ransomware. Financial institutions, …

Cybersecurity

If you think ransomware is a user failure, you’re a failure

In the last week, I saw several articles stating that users are responsible for most ransomware infections. It is a very specious argument in that, …

Security

Urology Austin ransomware attack may have exposed more than 279,000 patient records

A Jan. 22 ransomware attack on Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, may have exposed 279,633 patient …

Data Breach