Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: InfinityLock

Ransomware developers have to come up with new tricks and features every now and then. That is much easier said than done, however. InfinityLock is one of those malware types that offers some degree of innovation, although it may not be overly successful in the end. More specifically, it doesn’t encrypt files in the background, but rather issues commands using a command prompt window. Despite the visual improvement, the malware strain itself can …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: SynAck

Virtually every other week, a new type of ransomware starts causing many headaches. The latest malware strain to surface is called SynAck, and it has been a relatively dormant malware up to this point. In fact, it was a strain most researchers had never heard of until very recently. This particular type of malware has been around since August 3rd and does not bear any resemblance to other ransomware types whatsoever. SynAck Ransomware Baffles Security …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Nuclear BTCWare

It was only a matter of time until we would see a new clone of the BTCWare malware family. As the name suggests, BTCWare is one of the more popular and profound Bitcoin malware types in existence. The latest family member of this strain is called Nuclear and is apparently distributed through Remote Desktop services. Anyone relying on such a tool to connect to computers remotely may want to take this …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: Defray

A few industries are more prone to cyber attacks than others. Criminals are purposefully targeting the healthcare and education sectors as a way to improve their chances of scoring a big payday. According to Proofpoint researchers, the Defray ransomware family plays a large role in this new wave of attacks. Although there have only been two small attacks so far, there is plenty of reason to be concerned about what this ransomware family can …
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