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The Sage 2.0 Ransomware Preparing for Wider Distribution

In December last year, the security researcher Kafeine posted a forum support topic discussing a new ransomware strain, called Sage. According to the researcher, the ransomware was a variant of the...

A flawed Adobe Extension Automatically Installed on 30 Million Chrome Browsers

Tavis Ormandy, a Google Project Zero researcher, stumbled across a cross-site scripting (CSS) flaw in an automatically installed Adobe Acrobat Chrome extension. The extension, which converts web pages into PDF files,...
Ransomeware-as-a-Service

Satan Ransomware Available via Ransomware-as-a-Service

The security researcher Xylitol discovered that the Satan ransomware has become available through Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS).The RaaS gives all users the opportunity to make an account and create a customized version...
Locky-virus

The Activity of Locky Ransomware Crashes Down by 81%

Over the past few weeks the only source of Locky ransomware infections has been via spam campaigns, which distributed the Kovter click-fraud malware, as a primary source of Locky infections.One of...
Cancer-organisation

Non-Profit Cancer Organisations Hit by Ransomware

Not-profit cancer organisations have been infected by ransomware when less expected. No one has ever thought that ransomware developers would go that far, though they really did.The Little Red Door...
CryptoSearch

CryptoSearch Allows PC Users to Move Encrypted Files

Usually, being infected with ransomware means that you cannot access your files anymore unless you pay a ransom or find another way to release them. Nevertheless, a new tool has been...
cyber-ransomware

Cerber Ransomware Distributed By A New RIG Campaign

A brand new RIG campaign has been registered over the past few days. According to Heimdal Security, it's been targeting the old versions of popular applications such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft...

Marlboro Ransomware Cracked in A Day

The Marlboro Ransomware was defeated and cracked in less than 24 hours as security experts managed to track it down, find several bugs in its code and create a free decrypter....
ransomware

Los Angeles College Forced to Pay $28,000 Following a Ransomware Attack

Los Angeles Valley College fell victim to ransomware in late December. The infection spread across the entire computer network of the educational facility. After failing to find an alternative solution to...

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...