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Spora Ransomware Working Offline With A Proficient Payment Website

A brand new ransomware family has been just found. It is called Spora, which is the Russian word for "spore", and has very impressive features. Among them are the ability to...
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Samas RansomWorm Spreads Throughout the Whole Network

Samas RansomWorm is a ransomware variant with unusual propagation characteristics, wreaking havoc on unsuspecting machines. Unlike the ordinary ransomware which encrypts the computer controlled by the hacker, RansomWorm spreads inside throughout...
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German Users Targeted by the Ozone RAT, Delivered via Huge Spam Campaign

German users are being hit by a newly discovered spam campaign dropping malevolent MS Office documents, which install a copy of the Ozone Remote Access Trojan (RAT) and a rogue certificate...
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox Reduces Flash Content For Security Reasons

Mozilla Firefox Web browser intends to improve users` security and ensure faster page loading by blocking certain Flash Player content. The idea of this change lies on the fact that plugins, such...

New OS X Malware Found, Macs in Danger

Over the past weeks, security researchers have been analyzing a new malware sample. According to their report, this malware has been targeting Mac OS X, which turns out to be the...
donald trump ransomware

Donald Trump Ransomware Builds Walls Around Your Files

Considering the massive discussions about the Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it's no wonder that a ransomware after Trump's name has already come to life. Currently, there is...
Pokemon GO

Backdoored Pokemon GO Android App Threatens Users’ Security

Security researchers from ProofPoint have found a backdoored version of the popular Pokemon GO Android App which could let hackers take control over victim’s device. Gamers are crazy about the latest Nintendo...
locky ransomware spam

Spam Emails Spread Locky Ransomware with the Help of Vulnerable PHP Forms

Ransomware creators are always looking for new ways to distribute their malicious programs to more computers. In order to make proceeds, the developers need to have a lot of people pay...
gaming

Fake Gaming Torrents Campaign Spreads Malicious PUPs

Security experts from Symantec warn PC users of an ongoing malware distribution campaign which leverages interest in gaming piracy to install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on users' PCs. The company reports that...
petya ransomware

Petya Ransomware Encrypts Hard Drives Instead Of Files

In general, when a user gets infected by a crypto-ransomware, the infection encrypts the files on the victim's hard drive. In this case, the operating system works properly, however, the user...