Tag: ransomware

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“Ryuk-ransomware is Russian-made.

“Ryuk-ransomware is Russian-made.

Researchers from Crowdstrike, FireEye and McAfee Labs argue that the ransomware called Ryuk is made in Russia. Earlier it was thought that the ransomware had been developed and used by North Koreans. Silicon Angle, among others, writes about the findings. Ryuk was discovered last summer and managed ... Read more

date5 years ago
New cyber attack infects victims with trojan and ransomware

New cyber attack infects victims with trojan and ransomware

Cybercriminals have launched a cyber attack that secretly infiltrates systems with malware that steals data. Then ransomware is placed on the infected system. Malwarebytes researchers are writing about the attack. The campaign uses exploits in Internet Explorer and Flash Player, which were delivered... Read more

date5 years ago
Hackers ramp up email spam attacks during holidays

Hackers ramp up email spam attacks during holidays

New research shows that hackers expand their activities during the holidays. Hackers send more spam, in the form of messages from postal workers and online shops, in the hope of gaining access to payment details of unsuspecting victims. This is shown by new research by security firm F-Secure Corp. T... Read more

date5 years ago
‘Dozens of Dutch companies fall victim to ransomware SamSam’.

‘Dozens of Dutch companies fall victim to ransomware SamSam’.

In recent months, many Dutch companies have been affected by ransomware SamSam. Criminals ask a lot of ransom money to get equipment back: that ranges from tens of thousands of euros to several tons. Dozens of businesses have been affected by SamSam. That's what cyber security officer Fox-IT reports... Read more

date5 years ago
US sue Iranian developers of SamSam malware

US sue Iranian developers of SamSam malware

For three years, ransomware attacks took place using the SamSam malware. The United States has now identified and charged the people behind this. But actually arresting them and sending them to prison will be complicated. According to the United States, two Iranian men are behind the SamSam-ransomwa... Read more

date5 years ago
“Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to SMEs.

“Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to SMEs.

Ransomware is the most important cyber attack suffered by SMEs, according to Datto's annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. The report surveyed 2,400 managed service providers (MSPs) that support the IT needs of nearly half a million SMEs worldwide. According to more than 55 percent ... Read more

date6 years ago
Ransomware as a Service Kraken focuses arrows on new victims

Ransomware as a Service Kraken focuses arrows on new victims

Kraken, a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) operation, uses a new exploit kit to create victims. According to new research by McAfee and Recorded Future, it is difficult to protect against that combination. With ransomware, files or an entire device are encrypted. Access can only be regained if the rig... Read more

date6 years ago
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