Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CryptoLocker F and TorrentLocker

In our series discussing the various types of Bitcoin ransomware in existence to date, the next ones on the list are CryptoLocker F and TorrentLocker. Both of these nasty pieces of software started appearing around the same time, and there are certain parallels between both types of ransomware/ However, CryptoLocker F has no relation to the original CryptoLocker ransomware. Also read: Bitcoin Technical Analysis for 02/23/2016 – Trend Line Broken …
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Ransomware Education – CryptoLocker Introduced Timed Bitcoin Payments

Staying on the topic of ransomware for a few days, it is important to take a look at which different types of this software have given Bitcoin such a bad name throughout the years. The first main Bitcoin ransomware to make a name for itself was called CryptoLocker, and the software is still claiming victims to this very day. Even though various alternatives have been released throughout the years, …
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Ransomware Education – Reveton Never Asked For Bitcoin Payments

Throughout the years, there have been various versions of ransomware infecting computers all over the world. Both individual and enterprise users have been affected by these nasty pieces of software, which can wreak a fair bit of havoc. To most people, ransomware is automatically associated with Bitcoin, but this hacker trend started out before Bitcoin was even remotely attractive. One of the first pieces of ransomware to make a major …
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BadLepricon bitcoin mining malware exposed

This time the hackers decided to use our cellphones as mining rigs. It all started with a wallpaper app whose developers decided to make some extra money by using our cellphones as mining rigs. The malware, dubbed BadLepricon was found by researchers from a security firm called Lookout. Quoted from their blog post: Lookout found a piece of mobile malware in Google Play that quietly uses your phone’s processing power to …
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