Ransomware

Russian Hackers Spread VegaLocker Ransomware with Mass Malvertising Campaigns screenshot

Russian Hackers Spread VegaLocker Ransomware with Mass Malvertising Campaigns

VegaLocker is known as a ransomware threat that was first noticed on February 11, 2019, when it hit the web and claimed its first cyber victims. At the time, no one could have predicted it would prove to be such a... Read more

February 13, 2020
Buran Ransomware Continues the Destructive Legacy of Its Predecessor VegaLocker screenshot

Buran Ransomware Continues the Destructive Legacy of Its Predecessor VegaLocker

Buran ransomware first began making headway in May 2019. The malware infection is a Ransomware-as-a-Service threat, or RaaS. Leveraging RaaS threats is a rather common way for cybercriminals to make money. The... Read more

February 10, 2020
Researchers Claim That Weak Passwords Were to Blame for 30% of Ransomware Infections in 2019 screenshot

Researchers Claim That Weak Passwords Were to Blame for 30% of Ransomware Infections in 2019

Cybercriminals need to be flexible and adaptable if they are to run a successful operation. Crooks never sit still and are constantly changing their tactics not only to stay one step ahead of law enforcement agencies... Read more

January 22, 2020
Ryuk Ransomware Creates Chaos: Targets Government and Hospital Institutions screenshot

Ryuk Ransomware Creates Chaos: Targets Government and Hospital Institutions

A Deep Look into Ryuk Ransomware Ryuk ransomware is an advanced computer threat that has been leveraged in ways to infiltrate systems and specifically target government institutions and hospitals. Some may recognize... Read more

January 17, 2020
LockerGoga Aims to Attack Critical Infrastructures Worldwide by Joining Efforts as Part of a Ransomware Trio screenshot

LockerGoga Aims to Attack Critical Infrastructures Worldwide by Joining Efforts as Part of a Ransomware Trio

Investigators say that LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Ryuk ransomware are used in attacks, targeting critical infrastructures across the world. Ransomware has been causing serious chaos in businesses all over the world.... Read more

January 17, 2020
Security Experts Warn That Victims of Ransomware Attacks MUST Change All Passwords screenshot

Security Experts Warn That Victims of Ransomware Attacks MUST Change All Passwords

When an organization is hit by ransomware, many people tend to think that the only thing to worry about is restoring the data as quickly as possible. Earlier this week, however, cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs told... Read more

January 9, 2020
Ransomware Operators Can Now Steal Your Data Before Encrypting It screenshot

Ransomware Operators Can Now Steal Your Data Before Encrypting It

Ransomware has proven time and again to be one of the most powerful weapons in the cybercriminals' arsenal. Initially, hackers would need to create their own family of file-encrypting malware, which isn't exactly a... Read more

December 19, 2019
DeathRansom: Ransomware Hellbent on Killing Files on Infected PCs via Encryption screenshot

DeathRansom: Ransomware Hellbent on Killing Files on Infected PCs via Encryption

Ransomware has turned into such a global problem for computer users and businesses, victims of recent threats have turned to budgeting for an attack so they can pay the demanded ransom and get their computer back to... Read more

December 19, 2019
Want to Survive Ransomware - Here's How to Protect Your PC screenshot

Want to Survive Ransomware - Here's How to Protect Your PC

IT security experts have argued that “ransomware is everything bad about humanity distilled into malware—maliciousness, greed, and casual incompetence”. It’s not difficult to see why some of them could hold that... Read more

September 13, 2019
What Is Retadup and How Can It Jeopardize the Security of Your Passwords? screenshot

What Is Retadup and How Can It Jeopardize the Security of Your Passwords?

Retadup is one of the malware families that has never really managed to catch the attention of mainstream media the way Trickbot has, for example. This seems a bit strange because while it has never really been the... Read more

September 5, 2019
Canon DSLR Hacked With Crypto-demanding Ransomware – but for Research screenshot

Canon DSLR Hacked With Crypto-demanding Ransomware – but for Research

Technology is a marvelous thing, and the Internet has made a reality out of a multitude of things that were thought impossible just a few years back. Information on any topic imaginable is at the tip of a user's... Read more

September 5, 2019
How to Protect Backups Against Ransomware Attacks screenshot

How to Protect Backups Against Ransomware Attacks

Almost everything we do nowadays gets digitalized for the purpose of easy storage and accessibility. Whether it's a private person's projects stored on their own PC, or a huge list of employees, schedules, goods and... Read more

August 2, 2019
How to Create a Ransomware Backup Plan screenshot

How to Create a Ransomware Backup Plan

Why you need to create a plan in the case of a Ransomware attack In this day and age, data can be a company's most precious asset, and it falls to the company itself to keep the data safe. While companies that employ... Read more

July 18, 2019
The GandCrab Ransomware Creators Announced Their Retirement, but Poorly Protected MySQL Servers Are Still at Risk screenshot

The GandCrab Ransomware Creators Announced Their Retirement, but Poorly Protected MySQL Servers Are Still at Risk

Shortly after its first appearance in early-2018, GandCrab's popularity grew, and it quickly became the most prominent name on the Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) market. GandCrab's commercial success was so massive,... Read more

June 3, 2019
Security Experts Warn That Ransomware Creators Are Going Phishing screenshot

Security Experts Warn That Ransomware Creators Are Going Phishing

On May 12, 2017, the WannaCry ransomware encrypted the files of over 200 thousand Windows PCs all around the world and caused millions of dollars in damages. Thanks to EternalBlue, a hacking tool allegedly developed... Read more

May 20, 2019
Alert: Ransomware Can Slither in If Your Passwords Are Weak screenshot

Alert: Ransomware Can Slither in If Your Passwords Are Weak

Email is a very effective way of distributing all sorts of malware, and there are a few very good reasons for this. First of all, everybody has an email account. Although we have other means of communication, we still... Read more

January 8, 2019
The Hacker Behind WeChat Ransomware Is Caught After Stealing Passwords from 50,000 Users screenshot

The Hacker Behind WeChat Ransomware Is Caught After Stealing Passwords from 50,000 Users

The prospect of using computers to illegally earn money from regular people seems appealing to quite a few wannabe criminals. Predictably, some are better than others. Luo Moumou, a Chinese individual who authored a... Read more

December 10, 2018
How to Protect Your Computer from a Ransomware Attack screenshot

How to Protect Your Computer from a Ransomware Attack

It must be said that as far as illegal money-making schemes on the Internet go, ransomware operations seem to be among the most clever ones. If it's done correctly, it's the (nearly) perfect crime because you... Read more

July 27, 2018