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Posted by decrypterfixer on Aug 20 2014, 07:45 PM
Over the last 2 months I have had different users contact me about an infection that turns their files into .EXE's. Unfortunately, none of these users ever had a dropper (Original Infecting application) or a ransom note to help me identify what the infection was. That all changed yesterday when yet another victim contacted me. After walking the user through the files I needed, it quickly became apparent that what was sent to me was a new version of ACCDFISA, or Anti-Child Porn Spam Protection, Ransomware. This variant is similar to the older ACCDFISA variant but with some adjustments to keep the detection ...

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Posted by on Aug 15 2014, 06:25 PM
So many malware developers are trying to jump onto the get-rich-quick encrypting ransomware train that mistakes are starting to become common. This is readily apparent with the latest ransomware called ZeroLocker that encrypts your files with AES encryption. Like many other encrypting ransomware, ZeroLocker will encrypt your files and then display a ransom note that explains how you can pay using bitcoins to decrypt your files. Unlike other encrypting malware, this infection pretends to be a helper tool that had discovered the encrypted files and is trying to help you. In reality, though, this ...

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Posted by decrypterfixer on Aug 15 2014, 11:02 AM
A new file-encrypting ransomware has been floating around that we have named the How-To-Decrypt PowerShell Ransomware because of the filenames of the ransom notes and the technology it uses. This ransomware is based off of the code from the Poshkoder malware that is part of the PowerWorm family. PowerWorm is a name given to newer Powershell Infection scripts that steal information, and even encrypt users files similar to CryptoWall, Cryptolocker, and Cryptorbit. One of the more successful PowerWorm Encrypting scripts is PoshKoder. This infection would enter the machine by opening infected office ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Aug 08 2014, 12:32 PM
BBC News - USB devices can secretly infect computers, researchers say   .........latest research demonstrated a new level of threat - where a USB device that appears completely empty can still contain malware, even when formatted. The vulnerability can be used to hide attacks in any kind of USB-connected device - such as a smartphone..........   More info in linked article   Mike McLaughlin, a security researcher from First Base Technologies, said the threat should be taken seriously. "USB is ubiquitous across all devices," he told the BBC. "It comes down to the same old saying - don't plug ...

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Posted by quietman7 on Aug 07 2014, 08:11 PM
Microsoft to drop support for older versions of Internet ExplorerMicrosoft announced today that it's dropping support, including security updates, for older Internet Explorer versions. The changes, which take effect in 18 months, are meant to push the vast Windows installed base to Internet Explorer 11.Thats likely to affect a lot of people: Net Applications says IE 8 is the most popular single browser version worldwide, installed on more than 20 percent of all PCs running a desktop OS, including many that are still running Windows XP.Stay up-to-date with Internet ExplorerAfter January 12, 2016, ...

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Posted by Andrew on Aug 06 2014, 01:41 PM
FireEye in collaboration with Fox-IT have released a way to possibly retrieve the private decryption key for those who were infected by the CryptoLocker infection. As covered extensively in the past, CryptoLocker was a ransomware program that encrypted the data files on an infected computer. In the past, the only way to decrypt your files was to pay the ransom in order to get a decryption key and decrypter. Recently, some of the servers associated with CryptoLocker and the Gameover malware distribution network were taken over by security firms and government agencies, which included FireEye and Fox-IT, ...

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Posted by on Aug 05 2014, 04:20 PM
A new file encrypting ransomware has been developed called SynoLocker that targets Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. Unlike typical encrypting malware, this one does not infect your computer, but rather exploits vulnerabilities in older versions of Synology's Diskstation Manager (DSM) operating system. Devices running DSM 4.3-3810 versions or earlier are vulnerable and being targeted and exploited via the Internet. Once the device is exploited, you will no longer be able to access the administrative screen and it will be replaced by a ransom screen. This ransom screen states that ...

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Posted by Stolen on Jul 30 2014, 10:13 PM
Verizon Plays Dirty by Stolen July 30, 2014 // 9:10 PM CDT Verizon took a swing at Level(3) Communications, LLC in a not-so-nice play. It is not simply a battle of words but one of blame and bluster on the part of Verizon for the agonizingly slow stream and constant buffering which is affecting Netflix customers and for which Verizon is at fault. When one of those customers wrote to Verizon to ask why they can’t stream Netflix, the Regulatory VP of Verizon decided to use it as a platform to rewrite the rules and point the finger at everyone else, namely their backbone provider, Level(3), without ...

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Posted by on Jul 29 2014, 01:27 PM
PastaLeads and PastaQuotes are adware programs that are commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet. PastaLeads is an adware program that generates leads for companies under various search phrases. For example, if you search for health insurance it will display a form where you enter your information and then the program will send that lead to health insurance sales companies who will contact you. It will also deliver leads for other search terms that include tech support, car insurance, life insurance, lawn care, etc. Though this may sound like a useful service, ...

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Posted by on Jul 28 2014, 10:30 PM
CTB Locker (Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker), otherwise known as Critroni, is a file-encrypting ransomware infection that was released in the middle of July 2014 that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Just like other file encrypting malware, the media continues to affiliate this infection with CryptoLocker when in fact this appears to have been developed by a different group using new technologies such as elliptical curve cryptography and the malware communicating with the Command and Control server over TOR. This malware also appears to be part ...

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