Ransomware

New Windows Ransomware Paralyses Companies Across Europe

A new ransomware – with a familiar history – is sweeping across Europe, infecting banks, businesses, and airlines. The malicious program, known as Petya/Petwrap, swept ...

June 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm by

Company Agrees to Pay $1m Bitcoin Ransom

A company who has been the victim of repeated ransomware attacks has agreed to pay an incredible $1m. By paying the ransom it is their hope to regain access to 3,400 customer ...

June 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm by

WannaCry’s Big Brother is Coming – Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools

Earlier this month, WannaCry, the malicious ransomware that utilised two leaked NSA hacking tools, infected millions of Windows systems across the globe. Now, infosec ...

May 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm by

Security Researcher Releases Free WannaCry Decryption Tool

The WannaCry ransomware – born out of an NSA hacking tool for Windows systems – caused havoc earlier this month. Business computer systems – the highest profile victims ...

May 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

Did Microsoft Write XP Patch Months Before WannaCry?

The WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this month proved to be a disaster for Windows XP users. In response, Microsoft patched its vulnerable operating systems – including ...

May 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm by
Brit Who Stopped WannaCry Malware Global Attack Donating Reward to Charity

Brit Who Stopped WannaCry Donating Reward to Charity

Remember the 22-year old Brit credited for stopping the WannaCry malware? Which affected millions of computers globally. Going by the username “MalwareTech”, he ...

May 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

US Government to Blame for Ransomware Attack says Microsoft

Microsoft has hit out at the US government blaming its own data hacking teams for causing the outbreak of the Ransomware virus. They have also warned that this attack is ...

May 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm by
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Windows XP Updated Following NHS Ransomware Attack

Three years after the official discontinuation of support, Microsoft is releasing a security patch for Windows XP. The announcement comes in the wake of the recent ...

May 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm by

Ransomware Causes NHS Systems Failures Across Country

The NHS has become one of the biggest profile cases of a Ransomware attack. The attack has brought the nationwide computer system to a half. Hospitals have warned some ...

May 12, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

RensomWare Holds Your Files Hostage Until You Beat a High Score

Malware is generally a nasty thing and ransomware is probably one of the worst kind. In most instances, ransomware will hold your files hostage until you pay the bad guys to ...

April 10, 2017 at 11:57 am by

Unlock New Ransomware by Infecting Your Friends

A new ransomware is offering infected users the chance to regain access to their locked computers without paying by sending the malicious software to infect other ...

December 12, 2016 at 5:00 am by

San Francisco Transit Hacker Hacked

Over the weekend, it emerged that the San Francisco Municipal Rail system (SFMTA) had been hacked, with employees greeted by ransomware on their computer terminals. In a ...

November 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

Chimera Ransomware Leaked by Rival Gang

Ransomware is everywhere these days and it often gives criminal gangs an easy way to make money across the world. There are more than a few groups using ransomware across the ...

July 27, 2016 at 12:37 pm by

Europol Wants to Track and Handle Ransomware

When it comes to viruses and malware, ransomware is one of the nastier versions. Taking people’s prized memories and work with approaching deadlines, the ransomware ...

July 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm by

CryptoDrop Could Stop Ransomware

When it comes to viruses and malware, they can often come at the worst times and cost you everything from a presentation you are working on up to family photos and ...

July 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm by