There has been a dynamic shift in the direction that cyber criminals are taking and it appears that they are transitioning from a money-making focus to one that involves “destruction of service”. The entire goal of this type of ransomware reformat is to not only infiltrate the network of a company but to bring the entire network down. The sophistication of these breaches has entered a new realm, which includes
The stakes are now higher as an old malware nemesis has reared its ugly head once again. Cryptowall 3.0 has been launched using yet another devious method through ‘help file’ attachments sent via email and e-fax. Appearing as a harmless ‘.chm’ file, the hidden malware was opened and at once invaded individual computers, making their next move to the entire network. As with all forms of ransomware, when the threatening
All About Ransomware In the last few years a rather nasty form of malware has been showing up in both private and business systems. Known as ‘ransomware’, these cybercriminals do not try to hide the fact that they have stolen your information and data, in fact they display a screen informing the victim of the fact and demanding payment for the release. In essence, your data and business network is
May 25, 2015 was the beginning of increased reports from companies all over the world, indicating a system compromise. As the panic calls came in, it appeared that there was a new ransomware problem that was very similar to the “CryptoLocker” virus, but since that had already been diffused, the fear was that this was one that had evolved. Bleeping Computer’s Lawrence Abrams called this new variation of ransomware, ‘Locker’.
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