Ransomware

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
Your Cloud Backups Could Be the Target of Ransomware Operators screenshot

Your Cloud Backups Could Be the Target of Ransomware Operators

We've mentioned before that people and organizations are now much more aware of the ransomware threat than they used to be. This is part of the reason why, at least as far as the stats are concerned, file-encrypting... Read more

March 4, 2020
RIPlace: A Simple Evasion Technique That Makes Bypassing AV and Ransomware Protection Possible screenshot

RIPlace: A Simple Evasion Technique That Makes Bypassing AV and Ransomware Protection Possible

Ransomware has proven to be a nuisance on a global scale, with some attacks costing millions of dollars. Imagine what would happen if there's a coordinated cyber attack. Cambridge University researchers estimated that... Read more

March 3, 2020
Tech, Real Estate, and Healthcare Companies Fall Victim to VegaLocker Ransomware Variant, Zeppelin screenshot

Tech, Real Estate, and Healthcare Companies Fall Victim to VegaLocker Ransomware Variant, Zeppelin

Zeppelin ransomware, a relatively newer malware threat, is found to be part of the VegaLocker ransomware family, alongside Jumper (Jamper) and Buran. It's written in the Delphi programming language, which gets... Read more

February 26, 2020
What to Do When Your Company Gets Hit By Ransomware screenshot

What to Do When Your Company Gets Hit By Ransomware

Ransomware is such a profitable form of cybercrime that it has become an entire self-sustaining industry with its own shifts and trends. A few years ago, for example, ransomware developers and operators were primarily... Read more

February 19, 2020