Malware Viruses Trojans and Spyware
- July 14, 2016
A new 'ransomware' variant, which could be considered more scareware, doesn't encrypt files at all and instead deletes data and tricks victims into paying anyway.
- June 27, 2016
Hit by a ransomware attack, a NASCAR race team paid to restore data worth millions, then called on Malwarebytes to secure their systems -- and Malwarebytes joined up as a sponsor.
- June 16, 2016
The Lurk group hacker arrests in Russia came at the same time as the shutdown of a major exploit kit, ransomware family and botnet, but no one is sure if it is coincidence or causation.
- June 15, 2016
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors break down the discovery of the ZCryptor ransomware worm and what it means for future ransomware threats.
- June 14, 2016
User education, ransomware attacks and cyberliability insurance are among the hot topics for infosec attendees at the annual 2016 Information Security Summit.
- June 10, 2016
As the University of Calgary contends with a ransomware attack, the actors behind CryptXXX are rolling out patches and upgrades and attackers are shifting from Angler to Neutrino EK.
- June 07, 2016
FireEye researchers spotted the Angler exploit kit bypassing the current Microsoft EMET version 5.5 security tool running on Windows 7 to subvert Flash and Silverlight.
- June 01, 2016
Microsoft warned users of a rare ransomware worm affecting older versions of Windows, but experts are wary of the recommended mitigation technique.
- May 19, 2016
In a move that surprised and confused experts, the TeslaCrypt master key was released, effectively killing the ransomware.
- May 11, 2016
Representatives in Congress have received a ransomware warning following an increased number of attacks perpetrated via phishing schemes.
- April 21, 2016
Up to 3.2 million servers with unpatched JBoss vulnerability from 2010 are open to spread ransomware through networks; experts urge keeping up with software patches to stay safe.
- March 31, 2016
A new ransomware vaccine promises to protect against infections by popular ransomware variants like Locky and TeslaCrypt, but experts are wary about implementation and security.
- March 25, 2016
A series of ransomware attacks have been reported at hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, leading to experts recommending automated backup for enterprises.
- March 16, 2016
Research has uncovered ransomware attacks that begin with a sophisticated phishing campaign hitting users around the globe.
- February 16, 2016
The FBI, along with the LAPD, began investigating a ransomware attack at a Hollywood hospital that has crippled the facility's operations and could cost millions.