Category: Ransomware

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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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – Mole

Using an older version of ransomware source code to develop a somewhat more powerful strain is nothing new in the world of cybercrime. In fact, most types of ransomware are all clones of other families, with a few different twists and features. Mole ransomware is one of the newer strains researchers have discovered, even though it is a clear “copy” of CryptoMix. That doesn’t make it less dangerous, though. Mole …
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