Ransomware

Mr. Robot Name Drops Famous Hacker ‘The Jester’ In Season Premiere

The hacktivist "The Jester" becomes the first real-world individual hacker to be included in the popular show.<p>In Mr. Robot's new episode, the hackers of fsociety are at it again.<p>In an attempt to extort money from the company they're trying to destroy, they hit Evil Corp with ransomware, locking the …

Security

Researchers Use Blockchain To Track $25 Million In Ransomware Payouts

Victims of ransomware have paid more than $25 million during the past few years, according to researchers at Google, Chainalysis, UC San Diego, and …

Advertising Industry

SLocker is Android ransomware, spreading faster with more variants

What is ransomware? In its simplest form, it is malicious software that is installed on your device and it encrypts all you data, making it …

Malware

Ransomware victims have paid out more than $25 million, Google study finds

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, Chainalysis, UC San Diego, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. By following those payments through the blockchain and comparing them against …

Technology

A Clever New Tool Shuts Down Ransomware Before It's Too Late

In the last few months, waves of ransomware attacks have pummeled the world, disrupting not just businesses but also vital services like hospital …

Security

Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month

As the ransomware scourge calms down for the summer holidays, Google has taken a retrospective at that particular pesky form of cybercrime, finding it only become massively profitable in the last year and a half.<p>That was largely thanks to two forms of ransomware, Locky and Cerber. They’re the …

New York University

UK firms are 'stockpiling Bitcoin' to pay ransomware demands

<b>UK BUSINESSES</b> are 'stockpiling' virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, in order to pay ransomware demands.<p>According to Citrix, 33 per cent of UK …

Cybersecurity

Google ransomware tracking finds vicious infection cycle

Searches about ransomware increased 10 time in the past two years, says Google.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Ransomware surged last year, becoming a multi-million dollar business that's so profitable it's creating a "vicious cycle" of ever-increasing attacks, say researchers at New York University and Google who …

New York University

Almost 60% of Scottish councils hit by cyber attacks

Almost 60 per cent of Scottish councils and more than half of Scotland’s health boards have been targeted by cyber criminals since 2014, a Scotsman …

Cybersecurity

How to Protect Yourself Against a Ransomware Attack

Recently, a massive ransomware attack using stolen NSA hacking tools disabled an estimated 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The …

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Worried about ransomware? Here are 3 things IT leaders need to know before the next big outbreak - TechRepublic

It's only a matter of time before another WannaCry-style ransomware outbreak, but you don't have to be a victim. Here's what IT leaders need to know …

Cybersecurity

BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years

BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco's midyear report released …

Cybersecurity

Radio and TV Station Still Recovering From Ransomware Infection One Month Later

A month after it suffered a mysterious cyber attack, details emerged that San Francisco’s public TV and radio station, KQED, was the victim of a …

Security

Top 10 phishing email subject lines that launch ransomware

Ransomware is coming at you—via email messages to your employees. Ninety-one percent of attacks by cyber criminals start through phishing, according …

Cybersecurity

2017 Ransomware Defense Analysis

2017 Ransomware Defense Analysis Presented by SecureWorks 60 minutes<p>In 2016, many organizations were victims of ransomware attacks while others …

Security

Targeted, custom ransomware menace rears its ugly head

Attackers are manually deploying ransomware directly into target networks to maximise the damage and potential payout.<p>Unlike "spray-and-pray" attacks …

Cybersecurity

How to stop ransomware: It's really not that complicated

Security basics go a long way to protecting patient data against even scary-looking attacks.

Cybersecurity

What The State Of Malvertising Means For The Ad Industry

The ad tech industry created far more efficient means for both publishers and advertisers to meet their objectives. By utilizing programmatic buying …

Advertising Industry

Reyptson Ransomware Spams Your Friends by Stealing Thunderbird Contacts

Over the weekend, Emsisoft security researcher xXToffeeXx discovered a new ransomware called Reyptson that is targeting Spanish victims. Since then, …

Security

Hackers steal business assets but Government cyber safety scheme offers little help

The Government's 2016 Cyber Security Strategy has been tested by two global cyber attacks in the past month.<p>A spate of ransom computer hacks has hit …

New Zealand News

In year of ransomware, denial is one of the biggest traps in infosec

The dawn of Petya, WannaCry and everything in between has spooked industries all over the world. BT and KPMG have words of warning.<p>In May a worrying …

Cybersecurity

Who is a target for ransomware attacks?

The short answer to the question posed in the headline is 'everyone': Every small business, midsized company, enterprise, and organization is fair …

Security

4 ways to avoid the next Petya or WannaCry attack

There are no signs of ransomware attacks letting up, so make sure you're not one of the next victims.<p>Businesses and individuals have been hit by waves of ransomware in the last few months. The WannaCry attack alone affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries.<p>Ransomware is malware …

Technology

Ransomware: This free tool lets you decrypt files locked by a common version of the malware | ZDNet

Emisoft has released a free decryption tool for the latest version of Nemucod ransomware - meaning you can get your files back for free.<p>Victims of …

Security

This ransomware will share your browser history with friends

A different form of ransomware, LeakerLocker threatens to humiliate you. But it's only on Android.<p>The ransomware epidemic continues.<p>Security firm McAfee discovered the latest attack, called LeakerLocker, which affects Android phones through apps downloaded from the Google Play store.<p>Most ransomware …

Google Play Store

Ransomware: How an attack could impact you

National security expert Mike Rogers reveals details about one of the newest threats to US cybersecurity. "Declassified" airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware Detection with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and Cloud App Security

The rise of ransomware and its media presence in recent months has highlighted, perhaps now more than ever, the importance of robust security systems …

Cybersecurity

Securing your Cloud Stack from Ransomware

Poor configuration, lack of policies, and permissive behaviors are three factors that can leave your cloud infrastructure vulnerable to ransomware …

Technology

LeakerLocker ransomware threatens to dox Android users as extortion

Digital threat spotted in two apps on Google’s Play Store.<p>| July 10, 20176:20 pm | Filed under: Android, Google, Malware, Privacy, Ransomware 0<p>Mobile …

Play Store

Ransomware - Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Image: iStock<p>Experts at a security round table event in Sydney yesterday said business owners are too focussed on what's going on now, inside their …

Cybersecurity