Thursday, February 22, 2018

Malicious Ads Install Ransomware

It was just reported that malicious ads on websites like Facebook, Disney, The Guardian newspaper and others lead users to ransomware which encrypts their computer's files until a certain ransom is...

Cloud Synch Apps Help Malware Distribution

Over the past month, the cloud security experts have seen more and more malware spreading from one computer to another in a fan-out effect. According to the specialists, this is due...

CryptoLocker Makes Turn to Android

If you go to a website and suddenly see a notice saying all of your files have been locked, you can be sure that your PC has been hit by ransomware....

Crypto Ransomware Attacks Hospitals in Germany

Crypto ransomware attacked at least three hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany these days.The first one is Lukas Hospital in Neuss, the second one is Klinikum Arnsberg, an academic teaching hospital...

Kaspersky Lab Declare War on the Lazarus Group

After the furious attack against the famous movie production company, Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team started its investigation into samples of the Destover malware...

Silverlight Exploit Added to Angler Exploit Kit, Windows and OS X Both Vulnerable

Security researchers reported that a recently fixed vulnerability in Microsoft's Silverlight application framework to perform drive-by malware attacks on vulnerable visitor devices, has been exploited by some corrupted websites.The critical vulnerability...

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...

CTB-Locker/Critroni Ransomware Back From the Dead, Locking Websites

Despite its absence over the past months, CTB-Locker or Critroni ransomware is back now, aiming at new life targeting websites. Security researchers named this type of ransomeware “CTB-Locker for Websites”, due...

German Government Will Use Malware To Spy On Citizens’ Phone Calls and Messages

Germany's Federal Government has officially announced their new Trojan horse malware, called “Bundestrojaner”. The computer software allows government to track the communications of anyone who downloads it, in addition to purchasing...

TeslaCrypt On The Rise. Again.

TeslaCrypt appeared in February 2015, and since then, it has been spreading around faster and faster. Tesla was built on the heels of another popular piece of ransomware known as CryptoLocker.Usually,...