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Locky Ransomware Morphs Into New Variants

Despite the fact that Locky ransomware appeared for the first time this February, it has already started to mutate and morph into new variants. Malware researchers noted the changes while observing...
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Secure Your Computer Against Malicious Macros

'Warning: This document contains macros'Using Microsoft Office documents of any format at work every day is a risky business. This is because of a convenient innovation which turned out to be...
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Flawed Firefox Add-On Leaves PC and Mac Users Open to Attacks

According to security researchers, hundreds of popular Firefox browser extensions are vulnerable to attack which could give cyber criminals control of Mac OS X and Windows machines. The experts say that...
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Ransomware Attacks Against US Hospitals Increase

A warning by a non-profit healthcare group stated that the hospitals in USA should get ready for more ransomware attacks in the nearest future.According to a research of 30 mid-sized US...
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You Can Buy Your Own Ransomware for $100

An intriguing article on how easy it is to obtain the Bitcoin ransomware source code on underground forums was published recently. However, this software won't be found by searching in Google,...
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Report: Ransomware and Malvertising

The biggest cyber-threats in the last three months have been from ransomware and malvertising. The bill for the recent ransomware attack on the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California was $17...
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Security Experts Can Not Stop Ransomware, for Now

The latest research results show that only 38% of security experts are "very confident" that their company could successfully deal with the increasing ransomware threat.According to the research, 49% of the...
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Bitcoin Ransomware Payments May Feed ‘Largest Crimewave in Modern History’

A private security company has released a new cybersecurity warning that ransomware attacks are expected to increase.At the same time, officials report that factors like exploitable digital data, cryptocurrency ransoms and...
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Backup Your Data Before Ransomware Strikes

Many users aren't in the habit of making an external backup and instead rely on the system's restore capability if something goes awry and data is lost. If the relevant system...
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Ransomware Attacks Against Government Agencies Increase Significantly

Despite the fact that many business organizations have been targeted by ransomware attacks lately, a new report shows that government agencies targeted numerous times this year have paid no ransoms at...