Category Archives Ransomware

“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?…

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…

Now that the Cyber Age has dawned and most countries are doing away with cash transactions and switching over to online digital currencies or financial instruments, it becomes imperative for everyone who uses the computer and the Internet to became aware of the grave threat posed by Hackers and cyber criminals in protecting yourself and your family as well as…

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…

With anti-malware solutions getting smarter by the day and users becoming more aware about viruses and update their software and operating systems, it is getting pretty difficult for would be hackers to get into your computers and either steal data or encrypt it for demanding ransom money. However, these criminals are always finding new ways and now we hear, 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…

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