Security researchers have found that a utility inside Microsoft's own Defender anti-virus is being abused by LockBit ransomware threat actors to deliver malicious payload to victim systems.
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Microsoft has issued a warning about the growing threat posed by human-operated ransomware in the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gig economy. It has also provided some guidance for organizations.
Kroger, using services from Microsoft, has developed a smart technology system that will be deployed in two of its stores. The companies will also collaboratively market a Retail as a Service product.
A ransomware development kit from China allows anyone interested to customize their own ransomware for Android. Coding skills are not necessary, only requiring the user to fill out a form.
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.
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 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.
A report by a security firm recently explored the recent trends when it comes to the Cerber ransomware. It has discovered that the developers and affiliates earn almost $1 million per year in profit.
The developers behind the Petya and Mischa ransomware have recently opened their cybercrime program to the public, allowing anyone to join them and further spread the program for a profit.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.