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A New Look for Ransomware

victim, forcing them to hand over money, information or other coveted items to get it back. Ransomware... shares numerous traits and follows the same trajectory as fake or rogue antivirus: Many ransomware... card details and leaving them susceptible to exploits and identity theft. Where ransomware diverges... product that acts as ransomware, for example, will install automatically and demand payment or information... to be deleted. Ransomware, while a prolific and well-established form of malware, comes in lower on

Nemucod Adds Ransomware Routine

additional malware to PCs. Most recently, Nemucod has been known to download TeslaCrypt ransomware... ransomware from its body. The sample arrives via a typical Nemucod spam with encrypted JavaScript..., it then drops the ransomware note as text file: It then proceeds to drop and run a batch file... to encrypt the file. Once the encryption is done, it proceeds with displaying the ransomware text...; The Bad While the ransomware implementation is rather simple, it is still able to successfully

A Closer Look at Locky Ransomware

A new ransomware named “Locky” is currently circulating in the wild and making the headlines. There... are some good reports regarding Locky ransomware already available over the Internet. This blog..., Locky ransomware calls RDTSC function to get a timestamp counter. It then implements modulo... file name is backslash (0x5c). Gettext&lang The ransomware is capable of serving... ransomware notes in different languages. Upon spoofing the “&lang” parameter with “fr”, for instance, we

MacRansom: Offered as Ransomware as a Service

Many Mac OS users might assume that their computer is exempt from things like ransomware...) MacRansom Portal Just recently, we here at FortiGuard Labs discovered a Ransomware-as-a-service...;the portal. It is necessary to contact the author directly to build the ransomware. At first, we... email inquiring about the ransomware, we stated our requirements outlined by the author, such... as the bitcoin amount for the target to pay, the date when to trigger the ransomware, and if it was

From Shark to Atom: Ransomware Service Offers Generous Returns

It’s been just less than a month since the Shark Ransomware was discovered, and there is... already an upgrade from the same authors, along with a new Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) website,a... used by other ransomware developers, it has a new twist.  Besides the usual offer to let users... customize and build their own ransomware, Atom is being promoted as a “Ransomware Affiliate... percent share of the profit for every successful payment from ransomware victims.  The website

10 Steps for Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

heard of a number of companies being affected by ransomware.  The recent surge in this form of... cyber attack has many organizations and users understandably concerned. And you should be. Ransomware... infected, and reduce the impact on you or your organization should you get hit. What is Ransomware...? Ransomware is a form of malware that infects devices, networks, and data centers and prevents.... Ransomware has been around since at least 1989, when the “PC Cyborg” trojan encrypted file

Ransomware – From Fins to Wings

The FBI recently published a report claiming that ransomware victims paid out over US$209... million just in the first quarter of 2016, compared to US$24 million for all of 2015. Ransomware... ways never seen before. We are seeing new strains of ransomware almost every single day. What is... Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that locks access or functionality on your computer and then... different varieties of ransomware: crypto ransomware that encrypts data so it can’t be accessed, and

Critical Update: WannaCry Ransomware

On May 12th, 2017 the ransomware WannaCry disrupted hundreds of organizations in dozens of... countries. The ransomware encrypts personal and critical documents and files and demands approximately $300... Ransomware WannaCry: Evolving History from Beta to 2.0   It is important to note that... was used to download ransomware that encrypts the files. This vulnerability occurs because of an... the files inaccessible. Once the ransomware executes, users get a similar warning message to the

Dot Ransomware: Yet another Commission-based Ransomware-as-a-Service

Dot ransomware is a new Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) that is openly available in hacking... post for this new ransomware service. RaaS services are now switching from a one-time fee or... price for the ransomware is free, and any profits realized are just split 50/50 between the author... invested in obtaining the ransomware. Figure 01 Dot Ransomware Visiting a Tor links directs... potential affilaites to the Dot ransomware homepage. The site itself is relatively new. The ad shown in

Common Types of Cyberattacks in Education and What We Can Learn from Them

cyberattack strategies against educational institutions are ransomware attacks, DDoS attacks, and phishing... scams. Ransomware The education sector has recently surpassed healthcare and government as... the industry that suffers the most ransomware attacks, with a recent study finding that 13 percent of... institutions and 3.5 percent of healthcare providers. Ransomware is a type of malware, which once.... These attacks promise to gain even more momentum as ransomware as a service offerings gain