Ransomware

Tech Company Garmin Pays Millions After Ransomware Attack screenshot

Tech Company Garmin Pays Millions After Ransomware Attack

Garmin, a brand associated with a lot of different GPS systems and sports equipment, reportedly paid millions of dollars of ransom after hackers infected its systems with ransomware in late July 2020. According to... Read more

September 4, 2020
The ProLock Ransomware Operators Send Faulty Decryptors to Victims Who Pay the Ransom screenshot

The ProLock Ransomware Operators Send Faulty Decryptors to Victims Who Pay the Ransom

As most of you probably know, not all ransomware is created equal. Some families are authored by young, inexperienced hackers who borrow most of their code from open repositories. Often, they make mistakes during the... Read more

July 30, 2020
Ransomware Attack Cost - Data Recovery Cost vs. Paying the Ransom Cost screenshot

Ransomware Attack Cost - Data Recovery Cost vs. Paying the Ransom Cost

Ransomware is one of the most damaging, effective, and pernicious methods of extorting cash out of their victims available to hackers to date. There is a multitude of ways to get infected, and it only takes a... Read more

July 27, 2020
UCSF Falls Victim to NetWalker Ransomware Attack – Pays Over $1m Ransom screenshot

UCSF Falls Victim to NetWalker Ransomware Attack – Pays Over $1m Ransom

The University of California San Francisco in the USA fell victim to a cyber-attack on June 01. The institution got targeted by NetWalker ransomware and decided to comply with the attackers' demands. Let's look into... Read more

July 10, 2020
Security Experts Discover a 4000% Increase in Ransomware Emails screenshot

Security Experts Discover a 4000% Increase in Ransomware Emails

While some countries in the world cannot seem to have the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic under control, others are already reporting the signs of what might turn into the second wave. At this point, it seems like... Read more

July 2, 2020
MaxLinear Suffers a Data Breach During a Maze Ransomware Attack screenshot

MaxLinear Suffers a Data Breach During a Maze Ransomware Attack

Traditionally, ransomware attacks tend to be rather noisy. While distributors of keyloggers and password stealers want to remain as stealthy as possible, ransomware operators often tend to tell the victim just how... Read more

June 17, 2020
REvil Cyber Crime Group Strikes Celebrity Law Firm – Makes Off with a Slew of Private Information screenshot

REvil Cyber Crime Group Strikes Celebrity Law Firm – Makes Off with a Slew of Private Information

The REvil cybercrime group carried out such a brazen attack that the American government branded them as terrorists. The notorious hackers targeted a New York-based law firm – Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. That,... Read more

May 28, 2020
A Fake COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Hides Unicorn Ransomware screenshot

A Fake COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Hides Unicorn Ransomware

Usually, you can tell a lot about a cybercriminal from their attacks. The tricks they use often give us a good idea of how sophisticated the adversary is, but a recent campaign distributing the Unicorn ransomware... Read more

May 28, 2020
Shade Ransomware No Longer a Threat: Malicious Actors Shut Down All Operations and Released Over 750K Decryption Keys screenshot

Shade Ransomware No Longer a Threat: Malicious Actors Shut Down All Operations and Released Over 750K Decryption Keys

Shade ransomware is a dreadful cryptor, which began its invasion back in 2014. Over time, the threat (also known as Troldesh or Encoder.858) began to distribute other malware on affected machines after encrypting the... Read more

May 20, 2020
The ProLock Ransomware Partners With Qakbot to Attack Corporate Networks screenshot

The ProLock Ransomware Partners With Qakbot to Attack Corporate Networks

ProLock is a relatively new name on the ransomware scene, and in light of this, it's no surprise that the people behind it are more interested in hitting corporations rather than individual users. A while ago, the... Read more

May 19, 2020
Ransomware Operators Threaten to Leak Celebrities' Data If They Don't Receive $42 Million screenshot

Ransomware Operators Threaten to Leak Celebrities' Data If They Don't Receive $42 Million

Last week, news broke of a ransomware attack against Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, a law firm that works with a number of A-list celebrities like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, U2, etc. Normally, the law... Read more

May 18, 2020
Pitney Bowes Suffers a Data Breach After Another Ransomware Attack screenshot

Pitney Bowes Suffers a Data Breach After Another Ransomware Attack

On October 14, 2019, mailing equipment manufacturer Pitney Bowes announced that it had become the latest in a long line of victims of the Ryuk ransomware. As TechCrunch noted at the time, Pitney Bowes is a massive... Read more

May 14, 2020
Cognizant Falls Victim to the Maze Ransomware screenshot

Cognizant Falls Victim to the Maze Ransomware

Destructive ransomware attacks against large organizations are always big news, and unfortunately, they are becoming more and more common. On Saturday, for example, IT giant Cognizant admitted that it had fallen... Read more

April 21, 2020
Ransomware Creators Have Raked in $140 Million in the Last 6 Years, Fbi Says screenshot

Ransomware Creators Have Raked in $140 Million in the Last 6 Years, Fbi Says

Fraudsters and extortionists have always been around. Unfortunately, the crooks of today are not the same snake-oil salesmen of ages past. Thanks to the Internet, the malicious actors of today have a lot more reach... Read more

March 26, 2020
Hackers Break Their Promise: Coronavirus Vaccine Test Lab Attacked by Maze Ransomware screenshot

Hackers Break Their Promise: Coronavirus Vaccine Test Lab Attacked by Maze Ransomware

Operators of the Maze malware announced earlier this month that they would stop targeting healthcare organizations. Not forever, of course. Only until the pandemic situation gets under control. Unfortunately, it seems... Read more

March 23, 2020
Ransomware Attackers Pledge to Stop Targeting Hospitals During the Coronavirus Crisis screenshot

Ransomware Attackers Pledge to Stop Targeting Hospitals During the Coronavirus Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light both good and bad sides in people. We see that in times of crisis, some individuals easily give in to panic, making them act irrationally. People tend to overstock on goods... Read more

March 20, 2020
CovidLock Ransomware Exploits Fear Surrounding Coronavirus with a Malicious Android App screenshot

CovidLock Ransomware Exploits Fear Surrounding Coronavirus with a Malicious Android App

While people are living through these trying times, doing their best to survive the global pandemic surrounding Coronavirus, cybercrooks are having a field day. Coronavirus-related malware has been popping up daily,... Read more

March 19, 2020
CoronaVirus Ransomware Emerges Amid Mass Panic to Cloak KPOT Malware Installation screenshot

CoronaVirus Ransomware Emerges Amid Mass Panic to Cloak KPOT Malware Installation

It's evident that cyber attackers see the ongoing mass panic surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to profit by delivering nasty malware. First discovered by MalwareHunterTeam, the CoronaVirus ransomware... Read more

March 16, 2020