Once again, the developers of the Locky Ransomware have decided to change the extension of encrypted files. This time, the ransomware developers moved away from Norse gods and into Egyptian mythology by using the .osiris extension for encrypted files.
The service helped reduce the time needed to fill in forms, and maintained the same high-level of spam detection we've become accustomed from the reCAPTCHA service.
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Over the last two weeks, the Kelihos spam botnet has been busy spreading the latest version of the Shade ransomware (also known as Troldesh), which now appends the ".no_more_ransom" extension at the end of each encrypted file.
A judge in New York has sentenced Dariusz J. Prugar, 32, of Syracuse, New York, to two years in prison for hacking his former employee, Pa Online, an internet service provider (ISP) formerly located in Enola, Pennsylvania.
Since November 23, an unidentified group has been using a massive botnet to launch large DDoS attacks on a daily basis, targeting a small number of targets concentrated on the US west coast.
Crooks are spreading Android malware disguised as a one-time password (OTP) generator app for banking apps that steals the user's banking credentials and then installs the TeamViewer QuickSupport app to allow attackers to take over the victim's phone.
Two researchers have found a way to bypass the Apple Activation Lock on both iPhones and iPads, running the two most recent versions of iOS, 10.1 and 10.1.1.
Lots of small ransomware infections / screenlockers this week, but no major infections were discovered. Thankfully, security researchers were able to create a bunch of decryptors and make them available for victim's to recover their files. Of particular note was the San Francisco MTA getting hit hard by the HDDCryptor ransomware.