Category: Malware

What is BankBot?

Android users may have noticed how there is a sudden surge in banking malware on the platform all of a sudden. In fact, these problems date back to December of 2016. It turns out the surge of BankBot malware can all be attributed to one person posting a tutorial on how to build Android malware. It is evident criminals want to share their expertise, which does not bode well for …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – CryptoGod

Some ransomware developers feel they are in a league above the rest. This is evident when looking at the name of some ransomware strains in circulation right now. CryptoGod is a clear example of how things are getting a bit out of hand. The developers also rename encrypted files to the “.payforunlock” extension. It is quite a deliberate ploy, but the question is whether or not one should even be …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Spectre

Not a week goes by without security researchers coming across a new type of ransomware. That is not entirely surprising, considering ransomware has been a lucrative business for cybercriminals. Spectre is a new type of malicious software which appears to be in “testing mode” right now. However, researchers have discovered it is quite a sophisticated piece of malware which could end up doing a ton of damage. Spectre Ransomware Is …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – I’m Sorry

Most types of crypto-ransomware are both aggressive and brutal at the same time. Users see files encrypted and they receive brief notes on making a Bitcoin transfer to receive the decryption key. I’m Sorry ransomware is quite a different breed in this regard, as it is the most apologetic type of malicious software we have seen so far. That does not mean anyone should have sympathy for the person responsible …
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