Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: GlobeImposter

Computer users the world over now have a new type of crypto ransomware with which to contend. GlobeImposter is a malware type spotted in the wild quite some time ago. However, compared with other types of ransomware, it has not made much of an impact until now. That may change very soon, as a new malvertising campaign has begun actively distributing this payload.  GlobeImposter Ransomware Is a Pain in the Neck With …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: SpongeBob 2.0

We have seen multiple versions of Bitcoin ransomware over the past few years. It feels like a new one comes out almost every week, regardless of how successful it is. SpongeBob, the children’s cartoon character, is not something most people would associate with malicious software, but that may soon change. There is now a SpongeBob ransomware in circulation, and it is the second version of this tool. What Is the Deal With SpongeBob Ransomware 2.0? …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – PSCrypt

Ukraine is now a hotbed for testing new types of ransomware. Several types of malware have attacked computers across the country over the past two months. One of those ransomware strains goes by the name of PSCrypt. Even though this malicious tool has been around for some time now, we still know very little about this threat. PSCrypt Doesn’t Like Ukrainian Computer Users Security researchers were quite surprised to discover …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – TeslaWare

One way to make a new ransomware strain stand out is by giving it a fancy name. TeslaWare seems to be checking the right boxes in this regard, and the developer is putting a lot of work into the design aspect of this malware. Luckily, it appears the ransomware itself is not that much of a threat, despite the fancy looks. That being said, one should still be very wary …
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