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Former Microsoft Engineer Gets Prison for Role in Reveton Ransomware

Former Microsoft Engineer Gets Prison for Role in Reveton Ransomware

August 14, 2018Wang Wei
A former Microsoft network engineer who was charged in April this year has now been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guil...
SamSam Ransomware Attacks Extorted Nearly $6 Million

SamSam Ransomware Attacks Extorted Nearly $6 Million

July 31, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Ransomware has become a multimillion-dollar black market business for cybercriminals, and SamSam being a great example. New research revea...
CoinVault Ransomware Authors Sentenced to 240 Hours of Community Service

CoinVault Ransomware Authors Sentenced to 240 Hours of Community Service

July 26, 2018Mohit Kumar
Almost three years after the arrest of two young Dutch brothers, who pleaded guilty to their involvement in creating and distributing Coin...
New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

July 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered an interesting piece of malware that infects systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware...
Free Thanatos Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

Free Thanatos Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

June 26, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If your computer has been infected with Thanatos Ransomware and you are searching for a free ransomware decryption tool to unlock or dec...
First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

May 07, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware exploiting Process Doppelgänging , a new fileless code injection technique th...
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Built-in Ransomware Protection and Enhanced Security Features

Microsoft Office 365 Gets Built-in Ransomware Protection and Enhanced Security Features

April 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become an albatross around everyone's neck, targeting big businesses, hospital...
Two Romanians Charged With Hacking Police CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

Two Romanians Charged With Hacking Police CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

December 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember how some cybercriminals shut down most of Washington D.C. police's security cameras for four days ahead of President Donald...
Romanian Police Arrest 5 People for Spreading CTB Locker and Cerber Ransomware

Romanian Police Arrest 5 People for Spreading CTB Locker and Cerber Ransomware

December 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
Romanian police have arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States ...
World's Biggest Botnet Just Sent 12.5 Million Emails With Scarab Ransomware

World's Biggest Botnet Just Sent 12.5 Million Emails With Scarab Ransomware

November 26, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A massive malicious email campaign that stems from the world's largest spam botnet Necurs is spreading a new strain of ransomware at ...
MS Office Built-In Feature Could be Exploited to Create Self-Replicating Malware

MS Office Built-In Feature Could be Exploited to Create Self-Replicating Malware

November 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Earlier this month a cybersecurity researcher shared details of a security loophole with The Hacker News that affects all versions of Mic...
Bad Rabbit Ransomware Uses Leaked 'EternalRomance' NSA Exploit to Spread

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Uses Leaked 'EternalRomance' NSA Exploit to Spread

October 26, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new widespread ransomware worm, known as " Bad Rabbit ," that hit over 200 major organisations, primarily in Russia and Ukraine ...
Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

October 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new widespread ransomware attack is spreading like wildfire around Europe and has already affected over 200 major organisations, primar...
How A Drive-by Download Attack Locked Down Entire City for 4 Days

How A Drive-by Download Attack Locked Down Entire City for 4 Days

October 16, 2017Mohit Kumar
We don't really know the pain and cost of a downtime event unless we are directly touched. Be it a flood, electrical failure, ranso...
Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

October 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember NotPetya ? The Ransomware that shut down thousands of businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different par...
New Ransomware Not Just Encrypts Your Android But Also Changes PIN Lock

New Ransomware Not Just Encrypts Your Android But Also Changes PIN Lock

October 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
DoubleLocker —as the name suggests, it locks device twice. Security researchers from Slovakia-based security software maker ESET have d...
Massive Email Campaign Sends Locky Ransomware to Over 23 Million Users

Massive Email Campaign Sends Locky Ransomware to Over 23 Million Users

August 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Whenever we feel like the Locky ransomware is dead, the notorious threat returns with a bang . Recently, researchers from two security fi...