A new ransomware variant called EduCrypt was recently discovered. Although it encrypts a victim's files, it also provides the decryption key for free, and teaches the victim a lesson.
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With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
Ransomware is not only available and targeted to computers, but also for Android devices. With this, a mobile ransomware has evolved and is now able to infect smart TVs running the said OS.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
Microsoft has discovered a new type of ransomware that not only encrypts an innocent user's computer files, but also takes the time to reproduce itself through removable drives and network drives.
The developers behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware have terminated the project and have also released a master decryption key; victims of the ransomware can now decrypt their files for free.
A new type of ransomware has recently been discovered, and is bundled along with the Petya ransomware. If a user rejects admin privileges, a backup malware will kick in, encrypting a user's files.
Google's Safe Browsing service has limited access to The Pirate Bay on both Chrome and Firefox. When visting the site, you will now be presented with a warning, which users will need to dismiss.
A new attack pattern has been discovered online, where older Android devices are being infected with ransomware just by visiting certain sites. The attack uses exploits leaked from the Hacking Team.
A new ransomware called Maktub has been discovered. In order to lure in victims, a legitimate-looking email is sent, containing the victim's home address, together with a demand to pay an invoice.
The massive “malvertising” campaign is targeting users on popular sites including the BBC, MSN, AOL, The New York Times, and nfl.com. Vulnerabilities in Flash and Silverlight are being exploited.
A new type of malware is spreading on Android devices in a corners of the world. The trojan steals login information for banking and financial apps, as well as two-factor authentication codes.
As the video service launches in 190 regions worldwide, malware and phishing campaigns are increasingly targeting users' Netflix credentials and banking info, according to a report by Symantec.
Using various "crimeware" software packages, gangs have compromised a number of financial institutions in Russia to allow for untraceable, unlimited ATM withdrawals.
In an effort to lessen fake content on the internet, Google has announced that it will start warning users if they stumble upon websites that try to steal information through deceptive downloads.
AV-Test Institute's latest findings show that Microsoft has significantly advanced its stock anti-malware offering. And surprisingly, Windows Defender protects better on Windows 8 than Windows 10.
A zero-day exploit was found in the Linux kernel, which leaves hundreds of millions vulnerable to attack. Android users are most vulnerable due to lack of security patches and outdated OS versions.
Password Manager, bundled with the company's consumer suite for Windows, was found by Google to expose passwords and allow remote code execution via open HTTP RPC ports.
Hyatt Hotels has announced the presence of malware on computers which operate the hotel chain's payment processing systems, and warned customers to monitor their financial statements closely.
Alphabet is bringing an important security tool to Android: Safe Browsing. Coming from desktop to mobile, Safe browsing will keep Chrome users safe from known malicious websites.
Thought you'd seen it all? This team of enterprising hackers who not only spread ransomware but also run a 'referral' program encouraging victims to further spread the malware might surprise you.
Microsoft leads EST, FBI, Interpol and Homeland Security to victory in taking down the million strong Win32/Dorkbot. Over the last six months the malware had been infecting over 100,000 PCs a month.
A new malicious advertising campaign has hit popular adult websites and could infect millions. The campaign was discovered recently and is said to have started on November 21st.
Hilton Worldwide has issued a statement confirming that payment card information of some of its guests has been compromised due to malware attacks on its payment system since last year.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has revealed that point-of-sale payment systems at some of its locations in North America were infiltrated with malware designed to collect payment card information.
A new ransomware called Power Worm is currently victimizing users on the internet. However, due to a coding error, it leaves a victim's computer files permanently encrypted.
The latest version of the CryptoWall ransomware now deletes all restore points on an infected system and introduces new changes to intimidate users and to avoid detection by anti-malware software.
A new report claims that a new set of vulnerabilities, dubbed Stagefright 2.0 in the Android OS may be affecting more than a billion users and every device is susceptible to malicious attacks.
Developers in China say slow connection speeds to Apple's overseas servers forced them to download its Xcode dev tools from unofficial (and malware-infected) sources - but Apple is now making changes.
A new Facebook scam is in the wild, regarding the company's 'dislike button.' It promises an early access to the upcoming feature, and makes users open malicious links and share the scam further.
A malicious version of the Apple developer toolkit has been floating around in China. This has resulted in dozens of malicious apps making their way on to the App Store, bypassing Apple's reviewers.
In light of Lenovo's “Superfish” scandal, Google is taking action to filter potentially malicious ads presented to Chrome users.
Qualcomm has announced that its Smart Protect mobile anti-malware solution will be coming to the Snapdragon 820 and will help protect devices from attacks even if the operating system is compromised.
iOS users beware! A new kind of malware called KeyRaider that targets only jailbroken devices is out in the wild and has already claimed over 250,000 Apple accounts.
20-year-old Morgan Culbertson faces prison time after admitting to creating a malicious Android spyware. The former security intern created a tool that allows attackers to take over Android phones.
A new report is calling out Kaspersky for supposedly targeting Microsoft and other anti-virus vendors with fake malware to classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.
Adobe's Flash player just cannot catch a break, it seems, with the latest attack corrupting ads displayed on Yahoo with malware and infecting users without the need for any interaction.
A group of scammers are now using the Windows 10 upgrade - and promises of not having to wait for it - in order to lure people into downloading ransomware that locks users out of their data.
Popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is being flagged as harmful software by anti-virus vendors, and blocked by Google, apparently due to concerns over third-party software bundled with the torrent app.
According to a security report, email spam has slowed down remarkably, reaching a rate even lower than that recorded over a decade ago. However, despite this, malware volume has reportedly spiked.
Two seemingly legitimate Android games, which were up on the Play Store, were stealing users' Facebook credentials and using them to propagate through friends lists and automated scripts.
After users discovered what Samsung was up to, the company finally caved and decided to do the right thing and keep its users safe - by re-enabling Windows Update on its devices.
The Ask toolbar is undeniably one of the programs on the internet no one really wanted. In line with this, Microsoft has flagged the toolbar as malware, for its ability to alter a browser's settings.
Security researchers discovered that Skype was being used to spread adware to unsuspecting victims, but Microsoft and Amazon are now working to disrupt this scheme by blocking domains and IPs.
ESET security researchers have issued a paper outlining a new variant of router malware, a worm that is stealing social media auth tokens to "like" pages without the user's consent.
A newly-discovered malware will attempt to self-destruct by deleting an essential system file, sending the computer into an endless reboot loop to avoid getting analyzed by security researchers.
It's no secret that there are apps in the Google Play store that have malicious intent and with Microsoft's new app porting tools, the company is making sure these apps don't make the jump too.