Ransomware

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
The Ransomwared Ransomware Asks for Nude Pictures Instead of Bitcoins screenshot

The Ransomwared Ransomware Asks for Nude Pictures Instead of Bitcoins

A ransomware family called Ransomwared has been making the news lately, and there are at least two very good reasons for this. For one, it's aimed at individual users rather than large organizations, which is somewhat... Read more

February 14, 2020
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