Tag Archives Ransomware Virus Attacks 2016

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…

When we mention virtual currency, inherently the topic gravitates to Bitcoin, the most popular of decentralized, P2P network based virtual currency since 2008. As on date, hundreds of thousands of legitimate businesses accept Bitcoins as also virtually all of the transactions using virtual currency is using Bitcoins. And soon after the geeks and regular people started taking to this currency,…

The year 2015 has been tumultuous with regards to Cyber Security. The topic reached center stage with the hacking of many prominent websites such as Ashley Madison. Event security research firm, Hacking Team was exposed laying bare their internal belly. These events have gravely shaken the online community and put the spotlight on tackling it. Forrester has come out with…

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