Category: Malware

Bitcoin Ransomware Education – RSAUtil

One of the most prominent trends among internet criminals comes in the form of exploiting remote desktop services. In one particular case, these exploits are used to install the RSAUtil ransomware. As it turns out, this is quite a powerful way to infect as many computers with malicious software as possible. Moreover, it does not appear one can decrypt this ransomware for free as of right now. RSAUtil Ransomware Is …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – AutoDecrypt

The number of different types of Bitcoin ransomware continues to grow at an alarming rate. Earlier this week, security experts have come across a new strain that goes by the name of AutoDecrypt. Contrary to what people may believe by looking at the name, this malware will not automatically decrypt itself unless a payment is made. However, that is only part of what makes this ransomware so destructive. Beware of …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Mordor

It appears to be the season for various new types of crypto-ransomware. Even though the number of threats has anything but subsided over the past few months, new types of malware are on the horizon already. One of the new ransomware strains goes by the name of Mordor, which is a clear reference to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mordor Ransomware Can be Quite Problematic Although one could argue …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Schwerer

It does not happen all that often security researchers come across a new type of bitcoin ransomware that can easily be decrypted. Schwerer, a ┬árecently discovered type of malware, is one of these rare exceptions, though. It is officially labeled as a Trojan Horse, yet it does require victims to pay a ransom in bitcoin. Luckily, it is quite easy to get rid of this specific malware without paying anything. …
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