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Private Decryption Key For Original Petya Ransomware Released

Private Decryption Key For Original Petya Ransomware Released

July 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Rejoice Petya-infected victims! The master key for the original version of the Petya ransomware has been released by its creator, allo...
[Video] Ukrainian Police Seize Servers of Software Firm Linked to NotPetya Cyberattack

[Video] Ukrainian Police Seize Servers of Software Firm Linked to NotPetya Cyberattack

July 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
Ukrainian National Police has released a video showing officers raiding company of M.E.Doc accounting software makers, whose systems have...
Windows 10 to Get Built-in Protection Against Most Ransomware Attacks

Windows 10 to Get Built-in Protection Against Most Ransomware Attacks

June 29, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Ransomware Ransomware Everywhere Not a Single Place to Hide! But, Microsoft has a simple solution to this problem to protect millions o...
Original Author of Petya Ransomware is Back & He Wants to Help NotPetya Victims

Original Author of Petya Ransomware is Back & He Wants to Help NotPetya Victims

June 29, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The author of original Petya ransomware is back. After 6 months of silence, the author of the now infamous Petya ransomware appeared t...
Turns Out New Petya is Not a Ransomware, It’s a Destructive Wiper Malware

Turns Out New Petya is Not a Ransomware, It’s a Destructive Wiper Malware

June 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
What if I say the Tuesday's devastating global malware outbreak was not due to any ransomware infection? Yes, the Petya ransomware...
Petya Ransomware Spreading Rapidly Worldwide, Just Like WannaCry

Petya Ransomware Spreading Rapidly Worldwide, Just Like WannaCry

June 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Watch out, readers! It is ransomware, another WannaCry, another wide-spread attack. The WannaCry ransomware is not dead yet and anothe...
No, WannaCry Is Not Dead! Hits Honda & Traffic Light Camera System

No, WannaCry Is Not Dead! Hits Honda & Traffic Light Camera System

June 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It's been over a month since the WannaCry ransomware caused chaos worldwide and people have started counting its name as 'the th...
Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

June 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
South Korean web hosting provider has agreed to pay $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its 153 servers, ...
New Fileless Ransomware with Code Injection Ability Detected in the Wild

New Fileless Ransomware with Code Injection Ability Detected in the Wild

June 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It is no secret that hackers and cybercriminals are becoming dramatically more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. W...
Jaff Ransomware Decryption Tool Released – Don't Pay, Unlock Files for Free

Jaff Ransomware Decryption Tool Released – Don't Pay, Unlock Files for Free

June 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Hit by Jaff Ransomware? Don't pay the Ransom. You can unlock your files for Free! Kaspersky Labs has released an updated version ...
French Police Seize 6 Tor Relay Servers in WannaCry Investigation

French Police Seize 6 Tor Relay Servers in WannaCry Investigation

June 11, 2017Mohit Kumar
WannaCry , the biggest ransomware attack in the history, gained prominence very rapidly in the media globally after the ransomware infect...
Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

June 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember SambaCry ? Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking softw...
14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

June 06, 2017Wang Wei
Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing ...
Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data

Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data

June 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Until last year, cyber criminals were only targeting computers of individuals and organisations with ransomware and holding them for rans...
WannaCry Coding Mistakes Can Help Files Recovery Even After Infection

WannaCry Coding Mistakes Can Help Files Recovery Even After Infection

June 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last month  WannaCry ransomware  hit more than 300,000 PCs across the world within just 72 hours by using its self-spreading capabilities to...
Linguistic Analysis Suggests WannaCry Hackers Could be From Southern China

Linguistic Analysis Suggests WannaCry Hackers Could be From Southern China

May 29, 2017Wang Wei
It’s been almost four weeks since the outcry of WannaCry ransomware , but the hackers behind the self-spread ransomware threat have not b...