CryptXXX has been updated to version 3.0 and Kaspersky's decryptor no longer works. Unfortunately, this upgrade also appears to have broken the malware developers own decryptor based on multiple reports from paid victims.
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Today, Mikko Hypponen discovered that the TeslaCrypt ransomware developers have changed the message on their last functioning TOR site. According to Mikko, as of a few hours ago a new message appeared on the TOR TeslaCrypt site that now recommends BloodDolly's TeslaDecoder application to decrypt your files.
The ransomware keep on coming! Since the last article we have had 6 new ransomware infections released, and to weight it out, 6 decryptors. Included in the new ransomware is one that is targeting Drupal web sites. By far, the biggest news, though, was the closing of TeslaCrypt and their release of the master decryption key.
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In a surprise ending to the TeslaCrypt ransomware, the malware developers have released the master decryption key for their victims. This means that all victims of the TeslaCrypt ransomware can now decrypt their files for free!
Starting today at 2PM EST, Microsoft will be making available almost one million Gamertags from unused accounts to active Xbox Live Gold subscribers. There is a catch, though, as a subscriber will need to have at 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure to claim one. These gamertags will be released over a 24-hour period.
A new variant of the Shopperz adware has been discovered installing a rootkit to prevent access to their files and configuration information. Adware is becoming out of control and easily crossing the boundary of simply showing ads to malicious activity. Something needs to be done to rein in this type of behavior.
Emsisoft has released two decryptors today for the Xorist family and 777 Ransomware infections. Both infections have been active for quite a while, but now victims can use these decryptors to recover their encrypted files for free.
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A new dark web site called the Hall of Ransom states that they are selling ransomware infections, including a new one called Goliath. This site makes some pretty over-the-top claims and contains some text in their site's source code that makes me think they are linked to the Jigsaw ransomware.
Today apple released updates for iTunes, iOS, Safari, OS X El Capitan, tvOS, and watchOS. It is advised that all users of these products install the updates immediately as there were numerous critical vulnerabilities fixed.