The Action Fraud centre of the UK is now warning people about tech support scams saying their machine is infected by WannaCry, and then demanding a hefty amount of money as payment.
A flaw in the way WannaCry operates has allowed a couple of researchers to create decryptors for those affected by the ransomware. That said, these solutions only work for some versions of Windows.
A newly-discovered ransomware variant was seen using old techniques of victimizing users. However, it demands a steep amount to unlock files, exploiting the rapid rise of the value of Bitcoin today.
According to researchers at Check Point, nearly two million devices may now be infected with malware made available via the Google Play Store, the first of which was uploaded in November 2016.
The ever-growing assortment of ransomware-as-a-service threats has gotten a new member in the shape of Hidden Tear-based "Karmen". It can be purchased on the black market for $175.
Though the hotel operator originally said just a dozen locations had been affected, new data has been released, which shows over 1000 hotels in the US alone were overrun with malware.
Security researchers over at McAfee have found that attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability within Microsoft Office, which allows for full control to be taken of the victim's PC.
Wikileaks has released more Vault7 data, which indicates that the CIA used a framework called "Marble" to mask the source of their malware in order to evade detection by forensic investigators.
It looks like a new hoax is making the rounds with the promise of a download for a Nintendo Switch emulator. The new scam requires users to download the software and unlock it via a survey.
A number of users are complaining that in-app ads on Skype are serving a fake Flash player update, which prompts users to download a malicious file that could possibly harm a computer.
A new variant of the infamous Cerber ransomware has been found, which has the ability to evade detection and analysis by researchers by ceasing to run whenever a virtual machine is detected.
A new ransomware variant that uses Star Trek references has been discovered. Called "Kirk," the malware asks for payments to be made in Moneros. Once paid, it will launch a decryptor called "Spock."
Check Point Security has detected an outbreak of malware that came pre-installed on more than 30 Android devices. While many are out to steal information, traces of ransomware were also found.
Security researchers at ESET have found a rogue app which forces users to give it a 5-star review in order for the content to work and to stop ads. However, this was found to be illegitimate.
A pop-up message appearing in the Google Chrome browser has recently been spotted, tricking users into downloading an alleged font pack. However, it was detected to be carrying malware.
A new Android malware has been discovered, which cloaks itself as a Flash player update. If a user falls for it, more malicious software will be downloaded, which will spy on unsuspecting users.
Security researchers are warning of widespread attacks on numerous institutions with a highly sophisticated type of malware that's almost impossible to detect because it doesn't use files.
The updated malware not only made it onto the Google Play store, but has been downloaded 'several million times' as part of specially crafted applications designed to infect a user's device.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
A new phishing scam was seen targeting a US financial services provider, delivering an innocent-looking Word file. However, it contains malware that could leak sensitive data to cybercriminals.
App stores operating in the People's Republic of China will now have to register with the Cyberspace Administration of China. The move should see the spread of malware via stores lessen.
The Action Fraud centre of the United Kingdom is warning educational institutions of cybercriminals posing as government officials. They will send "important" documents, which contain ransomware.
A malicious code is targeting macOS, exploiting a vulnerability within Safari as well as the Mail app. It will open multiple email draft windows, which will slow down and freeze the system.
A new ransomware called 'Koolova' has recently been discovered. Unlike others, it will provide the decryption key for free if the victim reads two articles about security and staying safe online.
A new malware was recently seen attacking routers using Android phones. It brute forces routers using a predefined list of default router passwords, and uses the network to further spread crime.
An infamous disk-wiping malware called KillDisk is now functioning as ransomware. It will demand a surprisingly steep amount of 222 bitcoins, or equal to almost $215,000 to unlock infected files.
Security experts are foreseeing ransomware to further explode in the coming year, bringing with it more dangerous features like being able to easily spread from one computer to another.
Cybereason has released RansomFree, a free-to-use program which aims to protect computers from ransomware attacks. If an unusual encryption activity is detected, it will quickly suspend the process.
Security research firm Doctor Web has revealed a list of cheap Android smartphones which were found to contain trojans that display ads and could download other apps in the background.
A new Facebook spam campaign is sending alleged videos of celebrity sex tapes to unsuspecting victims. However, it only installs a malicious Chrome extension that spreads the malware even further.
A new variant of the Petya ransomware has recently surfaced, called 'GoldenEye.' The program exploits macros and manipulates the boot process to further convince victims to pay up.
A new variant of ransomware has been discovered, which not only encrypts a victim's files, but it also makes a computer unusable by placing a lock screen right even before a user could boot.
A new type of ransomware has been discovered, which utilizes tech support scammers to supposedly help victims. They will demand a large amount of money, but will not decrypt affected files.
A security firm found a new attack vector which exploits image files sent on Facebook. It will download a malicious file, which when activated will activate the Locky ransomware.
A group of researchers have created a piece of code that has the ability to turn headphones into microphones, which in concept will make it possible for hackers to listen in and spy on people.
Security researchers and ATM manufacturers are warning that attackers have managed to compromise ATMs and are stealing money after they force the devices to 'spit out' cash.
A new malware is spreading via compromised Facebook accounts. It will send an innocent-looking image file to friends, which will install either a malicious extension, or worse, ransomware.
Office supply store Office Depot has been allegedly swindling its customers, by saying that there are malware and viruses on their computer. This, according to an employee, is done to meet quotas.
Google has updated its Safe Browsing policies, after the company discovered websites that continue to host malware and phishing content after their website has been reviewed and marked as safe.
A new malware designed for macOS users has been detected by security researchers. It attacks users via a purported Google Chrome download, which instead installs a fake software to the computer.
About 3.2 million debit card details have been stolen by attackers using malware on payment systems in India. Some banks have already blocked the cards, while others have asked users to change PINs.
Users who've donated or bought merchandise from the National Republican Senatorial Committee over the last 8 months have very likely had their credit card info stolen by hackers.
A Microsoft executive has argued that recent malware attacks have proved that iOS is as vulnerable as Android, and that organizations should preemptively arm themselves against exploits.
A new strain of ransomware called CryPy has been discovered by researchers. Built in Python, the malware assigns a unique key for every file it encrypts, making it harder to have the files decrypted.
The DXXD ransomware has recently been seen targeting PC servers. However, after it was decrypted by security researchers, the malware developer took the time to modify it and make it secure again.
A new malware that has the ability to control a victim's computer has been discovered. It was found being distributed via websites that pose as distributors of WinRAR and TrueCrypt software.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered by security researchers. Dubbed as "Princess," the malware encrypts a victim's files, and demands a premium amount of money to decrypt them.
A security researcher has found that a certain malware now has the ability to detect if it is being used on a virtual machine. It will refuse to run if affirmed, so it cannot be dissected.
A variant of ransomware has been discovered, which encrypts not only files, but the entire hard drive as well. This will then prevent the PC from booting, unless a payment is made.