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MAC-OS

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...
Avast

Avast Publishes an Offline Decryptor for CryptoMix Ransomware

The battle against ransomware continues. This week Avast released a new decryption tool for the CryptoMix ransomware, which is also going by the names Zeta, CryptFile2, and CryptoShield. The tool works...
ransomware-attacks

Ransomware Leads The Path of Growing Malware Attacks

The share of ransomware attacks as part of the malware sector increased drastically throughout the second half of 2016. Security researchers at Check Point report that the percentage of ransomware attacks...
TeamSpy-Malware

TeamSpy Malware Transforms TeamViewer Into a Spying Software

Over the weekend, Heimdal Security experts have noticed a brand new spam campaign transforming the TeamSpy malware into a spying software. Cybercriminals used the TeamSpy malware to get full access to...
ransomware-russia

75% of All Ransomware is Made in Russia

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Russian cybercriminals are extremely active when it comes to malware creation, but the fact that 75% of all ransomware infections are made in Russia...

MEDJACK.3 Can Hack Hospital Devices, Researchers Say

The Zero-Day Attack Uses Old Malware To Avoid Detection Security experts at TrapX Labs have detected a new version of medical device hijack (MEDJACK) which exhibits advanced technological properties. This instance of...

The Harsh Ransomware Reality

When it comes to ransomware infection, doing the right thing is not always possible.Everybody knows that if you are infected with ransomware, you should not pay as it only encourages crooks...
large-business

Large Businesses Threatened by Ransomware Attacks

Over the past few years, ransomware has become one of the most dangerous means of cyber attack worldwide. Lately, as the technique evolves, the attacks are becoming more directed towards the...

The Latest Cerber Build Triple Checks For Security Programs

Cerber is a ransomware infection with many faces. New variants of the program have been surfacing regularly after the first build came out in early 2016. Over the course of the...
malware

MS Office Loader Drops a Myriad of Malware

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a Microsoft Office loader that drops multiple malware families, using malicious macros. The loader was first detected in early December 2016 and,...