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Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 20, 2016 in Industry News
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New ransomware written entirely in JavaScript has appeared encrypting users files for a US$250 (£172, A$336) ransom and installing a password-stealing application. Researchers @jameswt_mht and @benkow_ found the ransomware they dubbed RAA. Bleeping Computer malware man Lawrence Abrams described the ransomware noting it is shipped as a...

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Ransomware threat spooks House of Representatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 11, 2016 in Industry News
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The House of Representatives has been targeted by a series of attempted ransomware attacks. Representatives and their staff are being warned by the House’s tech support staff to avoid any suspicious links sent to them via email, as that seems to be where the attackers...

Locky Ransomware Infecting 90,000 Systems Daily

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 22, 2016 in Industry News
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Ransomware is quickly becoming a mainstream form of malware, according to the Clearwater, Fla.-based cybersecurity firm KnowBe4, and one driving factor is the significant amount of cash being racked up by the notorious Dridex banking Trojan gang with its new Locky strain. Locky was linked to...

Dear Locky: You have shown that signature-based detection is fundamentally impossible, but we still caught you!

Reading Time: 4 minutes  |  Published: March 17, 2016 in Blogs, Cyber Breach, Threat Detection, Uncategorized
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By: Carolyn Crandall CMO The Dridex Locky ransomware strain by design isn’t any more sophisticated than its fellow ransomware Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt and others. However, it is said to be backed by the Russian Dridex criminal group, a known leader in banking malware and it has quickly...