Category Archives Ransomware Protection

“Orange is the new black” is definitely a raging series, and people look forward to the new episodes. While people were waiting for the latest episode of the series to go live, a hacker who goes by the name The DarkOverLord released the upcoming series on the different file sharing networks, even before it went live on Netflix. This is…

The technology is continuously changing, and people are getting more and more used to it. Every now and then, something new is being developed, and new technologies are being launched almost every day. Behind all these things, there is a threat to our security that we people might be ignoring, and have to pay for that. Ransomware: What is this?…

Claiming that the Russian cyber-attacks and information warfare pose a threat to their democracies, the US and European intelligence heads are raising alarms about the anti-establishment politics being carried out across the West. The US intelligence has stated that as an order from Russian President Vladimir Putin, an influence campaign was conducted in 2016 which was aimed at US presidential…

Ransomware, as the name suggests, is software that gives a free hand to the cyber criminals to extort money against the relevant data and documents stored in the computer. Here, the data and documents are held as hostages, and the malware authors can make you spend huge chunks of money to get the data back. This malicious software has found…

Ransomware have become the scourge of the online world. Locking your files, computers and mobiles and extorting money from you. Now the good guys are up against the ones who have developed these malicious code. "No more Ransom", is a joint team of European law enforcement agencies such as Europol, the Dutch National Police and experts from Kaspersky Lab and…

Ever wondered what use would be file encrypting ransomware, when your entire mobile data is backup-ed on the cloud and you can revert back all your data from a certain point! That is certainly a point well noted by the creators of these malware for the mobile. So instead of encrypting files on the memory drive of your smartphone, they…

Imagine your papers and grades being encrypted and your college unable to share them with you after you spend a year studying. Just because some hackers used a malware encrypted all the important files on the University's server! And demanding a ransom to decrypt them. What does the University do? Yes. Pay the ransom and get the files back. That…

If you have not yet heard about Cerber, it is a new addition to malware that demands a ransom to unlock encrypted files. According to security firm SenseCy, Cerber developed by a group of Russian coders, now offers TTS (text-to-speech) feature that reads out the ransom note. The ransomware is now offered as a service on the Russian part of…

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