The holidays are upon us and that means even ransomware developers are taking some time off. This showed this week with very few ransomware infections being released and for the most part we have only seen new variants of existing infections.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, President Trump's Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert has officially blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware incident that devasted hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May this year.
Representatives for LG South Korea said on Wednesday that a mysterious ransomware strain has infected self-servicing kiosks at various service centers across the country.
MalwareTech — the security researcher who stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak — was arrested in Las Vegas on accusations of creating the Kronos banking trojan together with another person.
Two banking trojans — Emotet and Trickbot — have added support for a self-spreading component to improve their chances of infecting other victims on the same network.
Chinese authorities have arrested two men who have distributed a version of the SLocker Android ransomware that was customized to look like WannaCry, the Windows ransom-worm that spread across the world in the middle of May.
Security researcher Elad Erez has created a tool named Eternal Blues that system administrators can use to test if computers on their network are vulnerable to exploitation via NSA's ETERNALBLUE exploit.
A fourth ransomware campaign focused on Ukraine has surfaced today, following the same patterns seen in past ransomware campaigns that have been aimed at the country, such as XData, PScrypt, and the infamous NotPetya.
There are early signs of a new ransomware outbreak, currently affecting a large number of countries across the globe, such as the UK, Ukraine, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, and others.
Fifty-five speed and red-light cameras in the Australia's state of Victoria were infected with the WannaCry ransomware.
On Monday, Honda was forced to temporarily shut down its car plant in Sayama, Japan, after some of its computer systems were infected with the infamous WannaCry ransomware.
Two days after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak wreaked havoc across the world, French police seized a server running two Tor relays belonging to French activist Aeris, who said the server was confiscated in connection to the WannaCry attacks.
Crooks in China have developed an Android ransomware that uses similar graphics to the WannaCry ransom note in an attempt to scare and trick users into quickly paying the ransom.
ETERNALBLUE, an alleged NSA exploit targeting the SMBv1 protocol leaked by the Shadow Brokers in mid-April, has become a commodity hacking tool among malware developers.
Data released yesterday by Kryptos Logic reveals that most WannaCry victims are located in China, and not Russia, as various antivirus vendors have announced during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.
This week was a busy with lots of little variants discussed below and a new version of the Jaff Ransomware circulating via MALSPAM. The big news is that AES-NI decided to close shop and has starting releasing the master decryption keys so people can get their files back for free.
According to a linguistic analysis of the WannaCry ransom notes, the ransomware appears to be the work of a Chinese-speaking author, according to Jon Condra and John Costello, two Flashpoint researchers.
As everyone expected, scammers are attempting to cash in on the mass hysteria currently surrounding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a mass-infection took place over the weekend of May 12 and 14, and whose effects we still feel today.
On Friday, North Korea denied allegations that it was somehow responsible for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that affected over 240,000 computers in nearly 200 countries across the globe.
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.