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New Cerber Ransomware Switches To A Random Extension And Ends Database Processes

A new variant of the Cerber ransomware kills common database-related processes like those of the MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL servers to encrypt files. The most notable change is the switch from the static .Cerber3 extension for encrypted files to a random 4 character extension, the use of a HTA file as the ransom note, [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

Princess Locker Ransomware

A new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) has been discovered by SenseCy and Michael Gillespie. Despite the innocent name, the Princess Locker ransomware will encrypt your data, then demand a ransom of 3 bitcoins, or approximately $1800 USD. Once the victim has been infected, the Princess Locker will start to encrypt the host computer's files, and then append [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Ransomware|

Mamba Ransomware Encrypts Full Hard Drive Spreading Via Phishing Emails

Security researchers at Morphus Labs reported about a new ransomware called Mamba, which encrypts the victim's whole hard drive. Recent reports show it spreading around Brazil, India, and the United States through phishing emails. Mamba ransomware attacks Windows computers and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) and upon restart the victim will get a screen [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

Misspelled Malwarebytes (Malwerbyte) is Ransomware

You've probably heard of the popular anti-malware program called Malwarebytes. Recently, there's been a misspelled version of the app going around called Malwerbyte, which has ransomware hidden in it. The ransomware it contains is called DetoxCrypto, and there's already a second variant dubbed Calipso. The two variants of ransomware were first discovered back in August. [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

New RAA Ransomware Variant Trojan-Ransom.JS.RaaCrypt.ag

The original RAA Ransomware was discovered last June which incorporated the information-stealing trojan Pony. The new RAA Rasomware variate, dubbed Trojan-Ransom.JS.RaaCrypt.ag, has evolved to more effectively target companies, encrypting victims' files and also stealing their data. The new ransomware is hidden in a password-protected zip archive attachment, and it can now perform offline encryption without [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

Fake Windows Update Used By New Fantom Ransomware

Last week, BleepingComputer reported about a new ransomware that uses a fake Windows Update screen while it encrypts your files. This new ransomware is called Fantom Ransomware and it was discovered by an AVG malware researcher. The ransomware will install an executable program named 'a.exe.' To cloak its malicious activity, the file's properties state that [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

CryptoWall 4.0 Ransomware Updated

The CryptoWall ransomware has been updated to make it more difficult for users to recover their encrypted data. The latest version of CryptoWall, version 4.0, will now alter the file names of data that it has encrypted to prevent victims from determining exactly what has been affected by the program. In addition, ransomware will now [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Ransomware, Security|
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