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RAA Ransomware – Born From JavaScript

RAA is a brand new ransomware family which uses only JavaScript code to infect computers and encrypt their data In fact, RAA is not the first JS-based ransomware threat, however, it is...
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Remaiten Malware Targets Linux-Based Routers

Security experts reported that a brand new malware is targeting embedded systems in order to compromise and make them part of a botnet. The newly-found threat is called “Remaiten” (Linux/ Remaiten) and...
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Torrents Distribute New Mac Ransomware. Encrypted Files Cannot be Recovered

A brand new ransomware is threatening users of MacOS. The spam campaign is called "Patcher," and it uses BitTorrent distribution websites to infect computers. The ESET security company first warns about the...
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Ransomware Operators Dump Teslacrypt, Move to CryptXXX Instead

Well – what headlines: TeslaCrypt retires and publishes a master decryption key, while tech and security specialists believe that the same team are now pushing the new, improved CryptXXX, v3.0. One...
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Android Ransomware Rise Almost 400 Percent for a Year

The latest statistics shows that the number of users attacked by Android ransomware has increased four-fold in one year, hitting at least 136,000 users worldwide. The Kaspersky Lab report on the...

Pony Credential Stealer Masquerades As Microsoft Publisher Documents

Researchers at Cisco Talos report that the Pony malware has started using an unusual distribution campaign. The notorious credential harvester has been hiding behind Microsoft Publisher documents. This file type is...

The Criminals’ Arrogance is Limitless: PadCrypt Ransomware Offers Live Support

PadCrypt is described as a new, unique ransomware family, which offers a live support chat window for its victims, along with an uninstaller. The security researchers detected PadCrypt yesterday, presuming that it...

PadCrypt Ransomware Updated with New Chat Features and Computer Blacklist

An updated version of PadCrypt ransomware has just been released. It includes additional features, such as an updated live chat interface, a blacklist of computer names, and a new decrypter. The latest...
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Gmail Distributes Spoofed Messages

Security researchers warn that Gmail delivers spoofed emails without even warning users of any suspicious activity. Unlike spam emails which are usually used for delivering malicious documents or links to unsuspecting users,...

Bloody Hackers’ Hands: Hollywood Hospital Is Held Hostage For $3.6 Million

The internal network at a hospital in Los Angeles have been down for more than a week after being infected with ransomware. For that reason, all the patients at Hollywood Presbyterian...