This week was for the most part only small variants released. Of particular interest is the release of two CryptoMix variants and a in-development ransomware that is specifically targeting the J.Sterling Morton high school students through a fake student survey.
Not much to report this week as we did not have a lot of releases of new variants or updated existing variants. The biggest news was the discovery of the RedBoot bootlocker ransomware and Locky continuing its mass spam campaigns.
It has been another week of mostly small little in-dev ransomware that will never make it to distribution. In other news, Locky continues to send out large spam campaigns as it tries to become a major player again. Otherwise, not much to report, which we are always happy about.
From new ransomware and WannaCry imitations to decryption keys being released, ransomware developers continue to keep us busy.. This article will keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments in ransomware.
What a crazy end of the week we had with the WanaCrypt0r RansomApocaGeddonWare! This ransomware literally took the entire world by storm by utilizing the NSA EternalBlue SMBv1 exploit to install ransomware on many high profile victims. While that was definitely the big news, the good news is we also saw a some decryptors released.
Wow! What a brutal week. This week we have 37 ransomware stories, with 10 of them being on May 1st alone. Most of the new ransomware releases continue to be real crap, but together they add up to a wave of garbage that can do some serious harm.
After last week, its a pleasure to have a slow week in ransomware. Nothing really big released this week other than Emsisoft releasing an updated Cry9 decryptor and the new CryptoMix variant called Mole. Otherwise, this week has been full of a lot of in development ransomware or smaller variants.
Lots and lots of little crappy ransomware released this week with nothing new or innovative. We do have some interesting Spora stats, a story on the decline of Locky, and of course an updated decryptor by Fabian Wosar who continues to kick ransomware in the buttocks. Other than that, not really any of significance.
Lots of news this week when it comes to ransomware. We have a Star Trek themed ransomware, new decryptors, lots of new crap ransomware, people modifying Petya for their own ends, and a new CryptoMix variant called Revenge. If your interested in ransomware, this week has a lot of news.
Another week and a lot more crappy ransomware released. Of particular interest is that Cerber no longer encrypts filenames, Emsisoft released a CryptON decryptor, and lots of really good technical writeups about ransomware.
Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware. It never seems to end. This week we see lots of little ransomware infections being developer or distributed. The good news is that we also have seen quite a few decryptors released to help those who were infected.
2016 is almost over and it has been a crazy year in ransomware. There wasn't any big news released this week, but of particular note are the released decryptors, an LG TV being infected with ransomware, and MalwareTech's article on why open source ransomware helps noone.
Lots of ransomware stories this week. We have two new decryptors, quite a few new ransomware infections, PadCrypt being hidden inside a fake credit card generator, and a few new variants. The biggest news is two new variants of the Locky ransomware that append the .zzzzz and .aesir extensions for encrypted files.
Being infected with Ransomware is scary enough, but there are certain ones that my kids and others helped me pick out that they think are downright creepy. So a little Halloween treat, I have put this article together to showcase what I, and others consider, the creepiest ransomware infections.
This week we have leaked keys, analysis of a new family, 1 new ransomware variants, 3 new ransomware infections, and 1 new ransomware decryptor. It was a big week for the Petya and Mischa devs as they opened their Ransomware as a Service to the public and leaked 3,500 decryption keys for the Chimera Ransomware.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware has been discovered by Michael Gillespie that uses a new Anonymous themed background for the ransom note. Though there has been a previous variant of Jigsaw that included a Guy Fawkes mask, this new one implies that Anonymous is involved with the ransomware. The ransom screen's background now s
This week started slow, but finished with a lot of ransomware infections released towards the end of the week. This week we have 6 new Ransomware infections, 1 new Jigsaw variant, 1 screen locker, and an update to the CryptXXX infection.
Lots of ransomware news this week with 3 new infections, 7 new Jigsaw ransomware variants, 3 new decryptors, a new variant to Nemucod, and an interesting article about the Crysis ransomware. I would like to thank everyone who monitors and analyzes new ransomware infections in Twitter and through other sources.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware was discovered today that appends to the .payms extension to encrypted files. This variant's ransom note is in both English and Spanish and demand $150 USD in order to get your files back. Thankfully, the Jigsaw decryptor was updated to handle this variant.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware has been released that utilizes the Invisible Empire theme for its lock screen. The Invisible Empire is an art exhibit by Juha Arvid Helminen that attempts to show how uniforms can be used to hide yourself while you commit atrocities or criminal behavior. A perfect fit for a ransomware.