Category: Malware

HummingBad Malware Generates More Than $10,000 Per Day

An Android malware named HummingBad has been netting its creators more than $10,000 per day, an extensive report made by security firm Check Point says that approximately 85 million devices are infected with the virus. HummingBad is a malware that has been going around for some months now, but only recently was its main purpose revealed: to make its creators’ thousands of dollars. The virus tries to install fraudulent apps into …
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Blackshades Ransomware Accepts PayPal Payments For Decryption

Not a week goes by before a new type of ransomware is discovered all of a sudden. One of the recent installments to hit the markets is called Blackshades, and it is openly daring security researchers to best it. However, this is also one of the cheapest strains of ransomware to get rid of. Do Not Mess With Blackshades Ransomware As one would come to expect from ransomware these days, …
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Phishing Attempts Are at an All Time High

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been reporting a new campaign of phishing attacks, targeted at Coinbase users, and more recently, at Mt.Gox scam victims. The scheme is being carried out through malicious emails containing links to a fake website, as well as file attachments.  Users of the popular BitcoinTalk forum, along with Bitcoin subreddit members, have reported two new phishing campaign, the first one features a fake email from Coinbase announcing the …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – PadCrypt

Some of the lesser known versions of Bitcoin ransomware always have something interesting to offer. PadCrypt was the first type of this malware which introduced a live support chat and uninstaller to “help” its victims. Also read: Which Bitcoin Debit Card Should I Choose? PadCrypt Is A Unique Crayon In The Box Very few people will have heard of PadCrypt, but that doesn’t mean the threat isn’t real. In fact, …
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