Ransomware

Ransomware: Less With Consumers, More In The Enterprise

The system admins’ favorite antivirus program Malwarebytes has released the State of Malware Report covering the first quarter of 2019, highlighting the state of malware globally. The highlight of the report is the visible decreasing frequency of global ransomware infections, from 12 million incidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 to just 4 million

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Fundamental Things You Need To Know About Ransomware

This article is written for the purpose of empowering our readers with much deeper knowledge of ransomware, with the goal of lessening the chance that your Windows computer will be the next victim. Ransomware is a type of malware that ranks high on the Internet as cybercriminal’s favorite milking-cow. A computer infected with this virus

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How To Secure Our Smart Devices Today?

Smartphones are an indispensable tool for many people, it becomes the most personal computer of all personal computers. The realization of information at your fingertips that Bill Gates was selling way back from the mid-’90s, but only came to the mainstream market in 2007 with the release of Apple’s first iPhone. Although smartphones are now

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China, Main Target Of PCastle Crypto-mining Malware

Mainstream Anti-malware vendor, Trend Micro recently revealed the existence of project PCastle, a Monero-based cryptocurrency mining malware launched against China powered by its fileless feature. Once again, the favorite tool of hackers: Windows PowerShell. Other than the developers and system administrators, PowerShell is one of the least features used by a non-technical end-user, but a

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WannaCry In 2019? Yes, WannaCry Is Still Here

Two years ago in 2017, the world was caught off guard by a very destructive ransomware named WannaCry. With its infection success rate, estimates revealed that ransom payment for WannaCry went up to $4 billion that year. The NSA’s former top secret weaponized bug in SMB (Server Message Block) version 1 went to the wrong

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Xwo Malware, A Powerful Cyber Espionage Tool

Xwo, a newly revealed web service vulnerability scanning malware discovered by Alien Labs, a subsidiary of AT&T, was named after the very dropper which serves as it propagating module with a file named xwo.exe. Unlike a typical ransomware that immediately issues an encryption process against the user files, Xwo was more of a monitoring-type kind

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Ransomware In The Nutshell: What is Ransomware?

In this article, we give you a brief review of what is ransomware, the headache of all system administrators and people who work in IT support for years. Ransomware is a favorite cash cow of cyber criminals (aside from phishing), as reflected by how WannaCry, world-infamous ransomware which earned $4 billion for its authors. As

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Beijing Internal Network Also A Victim Of Ransomware

Beijing is the favorite whipping boy of the Western powers when it comes to being accused of abusing its citizens, causing harm for the rest of the world through its espionage campaigns and maintaining its own army of blackhat elite hackers. However, the reality is China is as vulnerable a country to typical cyber attacks

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Zurich Insurance Group Refuses to Pay A Ransomware Victim

Any company that became a victim of ransomware has many expenses to expect. First in the list is the cost of the ransom payment demanded by the ransomware author. Companies with no reliable backup system in place that can recreate the lost data have no other choice but to hire professionals to rebuild the lost

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Big Corporation Gets Ransomware—Is Lack Of Caution To Blame?

It’s really terrible when an ordinary person gets hit by ransomware. Our daily lives have become dependent on our use of PCs and mobile smartphones—especially those iPhones. Imagine checking your prized device for the most recent update on your life, your work, your emails, your socials, your images, your contacts, your financial details, your calendar,

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