Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Satan

Bitcoin ransomware continues to make a lot of headway these past few months. Some of these malware types have a very intriguing name, such as Satan ransomware. While the name may sound like a joke, rest assured this malicious software will cause serious problems for computer users all over the world. Moreover, this malware has quite an intriguing backstory people should be aware of. Satan Ransomware Spawns Minions From Malware …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Patcher

New types of ransomware continue to pop up in 2017, even though some of them do things a bit differently. Patcher, a new ransomware discovered by the Trend Micro security researchers, is designed to specifically target MacOS users. In most cases, criminals steer away from MacOS as it is far less commonly used compared to Windows, however this type of malware decided to take a different approach. A Look At …
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Top 3 Ransomware Families Causing Havoc In 2016

With the year 2016 almost behind us, it is time to reflect on how ransomware has affected business and consumers around the world. As one would come to expect, some forms of this nasty malware are far more common than others. A recent report by Malwarebytes tells us which three types were most common in the US, a list that won’t surprise anyone. Even though the number of different ransomware …
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Syria Gets Involved In Ransomware By Offering Decryption Keys To Victims Who Infect Others

The world of ransomware is constantly evolving, which poses a significant threat to both consumers and security researchers. Criminals are stepping up their game once again in a rather unprecedented way. Infected victims can now receive a free decryption key as long as they infect other people with the same malware. This is taking ransomware-as-a-business to a whole new level. Ransomware Distributors Up The Ante Again The emerging ransomware threat …
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