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WhatsApp Users Tricked By Malware

WhatsApp is the world's most popular cross-platform messaging application. However, it has been the target of a new scam lately, which tricks users into disclosing personal data which might be used...
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Europol Alerts of Global Epidemic Ransomware Attacks

Yesterday, Europol warned that ransomware is now attacking globally. The attacks affect computers worldwide, as well as internet-linked devices such as routers and CCTV cameras turning them into hackers tools. "Ransomware attacks...
RSAUtil-Ransomware

RDP Attacks Allow Hackers to Spread RSAUtil Ransomware

Emsisoft security researcher xXToffeeXx recently uncovered a ransomware program called RSAUtil. The analyst made a post on Twitter to report his discovery and warn computer users about the threat. The infection...
GoScanSSH-Malware

GoScanSSH Malware Does Not Infect Government and Military Networks

Cisco Talos security experts found a brand new piece of malware called GoScanSSH. According to the experts, the new threat was used to compromise SSH servers exposed online. The GoScanSSH malware was...
FastPOS Malware

Windows Mailslots Steal POS Data Abused by FastPOS Malware

Recently, the developers of FastPOS malware have updated their trojan with a new data exfiltration mechanism which abuses the Windows Mailslots mechanism to store data before exfiltration from infected systems. The latest...
RanRan-Ransomware

RanRan Ransomware Spreads Political Propaganda by Targeting Government Institutions

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have discovered a ransomware infection with an unusual agenda. The virus operates in the Middle East for the purpose of propagating political views. The malware experts...

A Swiss Security Blog Run Ransomware Tracker

Over the past months, lots of people became victims of ransomware. For that reason, a Swiss security blog abuse.ch presented a new project, named Ransomeware Tracker. A brief description of the purpose...
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CryptoBit Ransomware May Be Crackable

A new ransomware specimen has started infecting computers called CryptoBit (not to be confused with the specimen launched in September 2013 called CryptorBit, which was quickly decrypted by Nathan Scott). CryptoBit...
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TrueCrypter Ransomware Demands Payment In Bitcoins Or Amazon Gift Cards

The AVG analyst Jakub Kroustek discovered a new ransomware called TrueCrypter. The new ransomware encrypts your data using AES-256 encryption and demands either .2 bitcoins or $115 USD in Amazon gift...
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50% of American Companies Hit by Ransomware in 2015

A survey exposes that, in the course of the last year, 50% of American companies have faced a least one ransomware attack. The report was assigned to Osterman Research by the security...