Sunday, June 25, 2017
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BitDefender Ransomware Vaccine

BitDefender Created an Anti-Ransomware Vaccine For CTB-Locker, Locky And TeslaCrypt

The security vendor Bitdefender has updated its anti-ransomware vaccine to add support for the latest versions of the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt ransomware families.The well-known Bitfender Anti-Ransomware toolkit has been disturbing...
maktub ui

Brand New Maktub Ransomware Strain Appears

A brand new Russian strain of ransomware called Maktub Locker has just appeared.“Maktub” comes from Arabic and means "fate". Apparently, the name itself suggests that getting infected with this ransomware is...
samsam ransomware

Samsam Ransomware Gaining New Heights

Security experts at Talos registered an unusual ransomware campaign which infects servers via unpatched vulnerabilities and spreads across the local network after that. The method of operation is currently uncommon for...
usb virus

USB Data-Stealing Malware Covers Its Tracks With Encryption

Recently, security researchers have discovered a new data-stealing malware which is confined to a specific USB device and vanishes without leaving a trace of its existence.The malware experts have warned about...
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...
powerware ransomware

PowerWare Ransomware: Stealthy Like a Ninja

A week ago, malware specialists from Carbon Black firm noticed a new threat dubbed PowerWare ransomware which exploits PowerShell, the native Windows framework.Apparently, the creators of ransomware are adding new features...
android ransomware

New Android Banking Trojan with Ransomware Functionality

Security experts at Palo Alto have just found out that a brand new kind of Android malware steals online banking credentials and can hold a device's files hostage in exchange for...
locky spam campaign

New Malspam Campaign Delivers Locky Ransomware

Security researchers noted a follow up malspam campaign to the yesterday’s widespread campaign which was delivering Locky Ransomware.The attachment used in the latest campaign is another malicious zip file that contains...
locky ransomware

Locky Ransomware Attack in Israel Unsuccessful, Lesson to be Learned

ReSec Technologies and IronScales stopped the attack of Locky ransomware. Both companies got together and successfully blocked the attack on one of Israel’s largest defense companies before an infection could take...
instagram stealer

Credential-Stealing Malware Gets Back To Google And Apple Stores

After being categorized as a credential-stealing malware in the Google Play and iOS App Stores last November, the application called InstaAgent was removed.However, Turker Bayram, the man who created the above-mentioned...