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SamSam Ransomware Is The New Kid On The Block With The Worst Reputation

The reality of ransomware has skyrocketed in the past year, raking in millions upon millions of dollars for crafty hackers and their criminal syndicates, all of whom appear to have created the golden goose of malware. In a recent blog post, Sophos revealed that WannaCry’s spiritual successor, SamSam Ransomware, has now pulled in $5.9 million

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Why SamSam Ransomware Is The Goose Who Laid The Golden Egg

In the past year, ransomware has raked in millions for cybercriminals and their syndicates who both appear to have created the golden goose of malware.Sophos, with their blog post, has announced that WannaCry’s spiritual successor, SamSam ransomware has made $5.9 million in profit. The line chart above supplied by Sophos details the profit episodes of

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Malicious Malware Now Found Lurking In The Google Play Store

Palo Alto Networks, a network enterprise security firm, has now discovered at least 145 apps in the Google Play Store are embedded with Windows-based malware. These apps remain functional when installed in an Android device, and their Windows executable malware does not run in the Android ART environment. However, experts predict certain Android app developers

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Don’t Forget These 4 Tips To Stop A Ransomware Infection In Its Tracks

Fourteen months after WannaCry has been introduced to the world, we continue to hear new stories of companies falling for its derivatives and seems like there is no end to the scourge. One way or another firms realize that the installation of an antivirus software is no longer sufficient. Employees make or break the corporate

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Ransomware Dethroned As Cryptomining Virus Takes The Lead

The time of ransomware at the top of the malware food chain is over, statistics from Kaspersky shows that there was a massive increase in incidents of ransomware infection in 2016. As per their findings: “The total number of users who encountered ransomware fell by almost 30%, from 2,581,026 in 2016-2017 to 1,811,937 in 2017-2018.

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Here’s Why CIOs Worry More About Ransomware Than Inside Jobs

According to a recent study, about 72% of all Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe corporate extortion is the number one security threat facing organizations today. This is the result of a survey conducted by Logicalis Ireland, an IT solutions firm, which covered 890 CIOs from 23 countries in the world. CIOs are very aware of

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How To Defend Yourself From New Cryptocurrency Malware

New malware have been discovered in the cryptocurrency world. Based from a blog post by Radware, reports about a discovery by cybersecurity researchers. Cybercriminals are able to abuse a Chrome plugin named “Nigelify” with a malware code in order to steal personal information and secretly mine cryptocurrency. The Chrome extension is able to bypass Google’s

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This Ransomware Went From Stealing Passwords To Hijacking PCs

An interesting piece of news- a malicious website which was in fact set up to make visitors pay a cryptocurrency ransom has now reportedly changed its course. Now, instead of asking for a ransom, the malicious website hijacks your system’s processing power and does cryptocurrency mining, in the background. This malicious website was designed as

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Experts Say Yes, Ransomware Is Still A Top Cybersecurity Threat

Ransomware still seems to be the most prominent malware around, as per a recent study report. The Verizon Annual Data Breach Investigation Report, released last week, comprises this and some other relevant findings. This is the eleventh edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) and this includes data from 67 contributing organizations; the

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Battling a Ransomware on Your System the Right Way

Ransomware don’t discriminate between good guys and bad guys. Two Ontario-based non profit organization are the latest victims of a ransomware. In order to fight these kind of threats,we must first know the details regarding this ransomware. For the record, there were more than 7600 ransomware attacks reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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