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New TeslaCrypt’s Shrewd Disguise as CryptoWall

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: July 18, 2015 in Industry News
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Security researcher Fedor Sinitsyn reported on the new TeslaCrypt V2.0. This family of ransomware is relatively new, it was first detected in February 2015. It's been dubbed the "curse" of computer gamers because it targets many game-related file types. The attackers are focusing on the...

FBI Alert: $18 Million in Ransomware Losses

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 26, 2015 in Industry News
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Ongoing CryptoWall Attacks Lead to Major Expenses In the past year, U.S. businesses and consumers have experienced more than $18 million in losses stemming from a single strain of ransomware called CryptoWall, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Read more....

Cyber-thieves cash in from malware

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 9, 2015 in Industry News
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Cyber-thieves can reap returns of almost 1,500% when they invest in ransomware, a study suggests. Trustwave looked at how much cash typical cybercriminals spend and what their potential profits might be. It estimated it would cost $5,900 (£3,860) to buy a ransomware kit that could...