Tag: Bitcoin Ransomware

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 – 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 – Patcher

New types of ransomware continue to pop up in 2017, even though some of them do things a bit differently. Patcher, a new ransomware discovered by the Trend Micro security researchers, is designed to specifically target MacOS users. In most cases, criminals steer away from MacOS as it is far less commonly used compared to Windows, however this type of malware decided to take a different approach. A Look At …
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US Police Declines to Pay Bitcoin Ransom, Loses Years of Data

Earlier this year, the office of the Cockrell Hill Police Department in Dallas was hit with a series of ransomware attacks. Data stored on local computers and servers was immediately encrypted and disabled for use indefinitely. Distributors of the ransomware requested a one-time payment worth US$4,000 in bitcoin in exchange for a decryption key to unlock the department’s data and evidences collected over the past few years. Stephen Barlag, Cockrell …
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