Criminals behind GrandCrab-ransomware are going to retire on millions of profits
The GrandCrab ransomware-as-a-service closes the books next month. The owners are going to enjoy their profits, which they believe have risen to more than 150 million dollars.
GrandCrab will give up soon. The cybercriminals behind the ransomware service are announcing its closure. GrandCrab was the ... Read more
Ransomware MegaCortex performs 47 attacks within a week
A ransomware called MegaCortex carried out 47 attacks last week. That's two-thirds of all 76 attacks detected since the discovery of the ransomware last January.
According to Sophos, MegaCortex uses a tactic known as big-game hunting. The ransomware appears to be designed to attack large corporate ... Read more
Ransomware poses as anti-virus software to infect victims
A successful family of ransomware called Dharma is now trying to infect victims by posing as anti-virus software. Specifically, the malware presents itself as an old version of security company ESET.
Dharma first appeared in 2016 and is responsible for several major incidents, including the encrypt... Read more
PewDiePie-ransomware encrypts files permanently
Fans of YouTube star PewDiePie have developed two new types of ransomware, in an attempt to persuade as many people as possible to subscribe to its channel. That way, fans want him to beat rival T-Series as the most popular channel on Google's streaming service.
When it comes to the number of subscr... Read more
Free remedy against BigBobRoss-ransomware available
Avast and Emsisoft provide free decryption software to those affected by the BigBobRoss version of ransomware. This allows you to unlock your files without paying any ransom.
Security specialists Avast and Emsisoft put decryption software online to help victims of ransomware. These are two tools, av... Read more
U.S. state pays $400,000 after ransomware attack
In Jackson County, Georgia, no less than 400,000 dollars (355,624 euros) was paid to cyber criminals. This put an end to a ransomware infection and gave government employees access to their IT systems.
11Alive reports (via ZDNet) that Jackson County's internal networks were infected with ransomware ... Read more
Microsoft: ransomware attacks decrease but phishing increases
Every year, Microsoft publishes the Security Intelligence Report. This year, the report reaches its twenty-fourth edition and the company analyzed signals received through Windows Defender, as well as insights from thousands of researchers. The main conclusions are that the number of phishing attack... Read more
“Cryptojacking increased by 450 percent in 2018
Cryptojacking attacks, in which hackers steal processor power from victims to generate cryptic currency, increased by 450 percent last year. This is shown by new research from IBM X-Force, the research bureau of IBM. Ransomware attacks actually decreased in 2018.
Wendi Whitmore, the head of the IBM... Read more
Bitdefender releases new version of GandCrab decrypter
For the third time, the Bitdefender team, together with the Romanian police and Europol, have released a free decrypter to help victims of the GandCrab-ransomware decrypt their documents. This in turn helps a lot of people who are unexpectedly victims of the ransomware.
The latest version of the Bit... Read more
Security feature in Intel chips abused to hide malware
Security researchers discovered a way to use Intel SGX to hide malware code so the operating system and antivirus programs can't access it.
Intel processors are once again vulnerable to hacker abuse, although the newly discovered security problem is less serious than Spectre or Meltdown. Researchers... Read more