Ransomware is one of the most prolific malware types being developed. Due to this, new distribution techniques are constantly being developed to install this type of malware and avoid antivirus detection The Surprise ransomware utilizes two new techniques, such as TeamViewer distribution and launching the ransomware from memory.
Hospitals have been having a tough time with ransomware lately. Starting last month, when Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid close to 17k for a ransomware decryption key, more news has been released about other hospitals being affected by ransomware..
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Today Apple has released security updates today for OS X Server, Safari, OS X El Capitan, Xcode, tvOS, watchOS, and iOS that resolve critical vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. All of these updates are available now and should be installed immediately.
A ransomware family that is built using a easy-to-use builder has started being spotted in our forums. Thankfully, Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft was able to discover the builder and create a decryptor for those affected by this ransomware.
TeslaCrypt 4.0 has been released with some minor modifications. These modifications include fixing a bug that corrupted files with sizes greater than 4GB, new ransom note names, and no longer appending an extension for encrypted files.
A new ransomware was released yesterday that was based off of the open-source EDA2 ransomware. This ransomware encrypt files using AES encryption, appends the Locked extension, and then demand .5 bitcoins to get tin the decryption key. What makes this story different is how this ransomware developer is such a pompous ass.
Today Adobe issued Security Bulletin APSB16-08, which is an Adobe Flash update that fixes 23 reported vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are all critical as they could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Adobe is also aware of a report that an exploit CVE-2016-101 is being used in limited attacks.
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Today Microsoft, and Adobe all released security updates for security vulnerabilities in their products. Some of these vulnerabilities were labeled as Critical, which would allow an attacker to execute commands on the affected computer without the user's permission.
KeRanger is the first ransomware to actively target Mac OS X operating systems. This article will provide technical information about how KeRanger works, what files are created, and how to remove it from a Mac.
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The scourge of ransomware has finally come to OS X! Researchers at the security firm Palo Alto Networks have announced that version 2.90 of the Transmission bittorrent client for Mac OS X has been adulterated with a new ransomware variant they have named KeRanger.
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The Cerber ransomware is a new RaaS that encrypts your data and then demands 1.24 bitcoins to get the data back. This is also the first ransomware that utilizes the first VBS script that causes your computer speak to you about your encrypted files.
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A new version of PadCrypt has been released that includes an updated live support chat, blacklisted computer names, and a new decrypter. This ransomware is actively being supported, updated, and evolving and is one that we need to keep an eye on.
CTB-Locker is one of the older ransomware projects that has been in circulation. This month they have reinvented themselves by releasing a CTB-Locker version that only targets and encrypts websites. Ransomware developers targeting companies is becoming the norm and it looks like CTB-Locker did not want to be left behind.
The PadCrypt ransomware is still alive and being actively distributed by the developer. A new sample of the PadCrypt ransomware has been discovered that utilizes a functional Command & Control server that is encrypting victims and being used to sent chat messages to the victims.