Tag: malware

New Report Confirms 15% of Ransomware Victims Paid up in 2018

Ransomware remains a very prominent trend in the IT landscape. As more victims pay the associated ransom, that trend will only grow worse.  A new report issued by Dark Reading paints a very bleak picture. Ransomware is Still a Booming Industry It determines that ransomware is still a problematic industry, for many different reasons. First of all, the number of malware attacks remains incredibly high. That is primarily due to …
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Kaspersky Confirms Ransomware Attacks on Municipal Institutions Increased by 60%

New findings by research firm Kaspersky paint a worrisome outlook. Dozens of municipal institutions have dealt with ransomware attacks throughout 2019. The rise of malware and ransomware attacks has been well documented in recent years.  The Ransomware Industry Keeps Growing One would expect institutions and corporations to smarten up after so many years. That is not necessarily the case, according to a new Kaspersky report.  Over 170 different municipal institutions …
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Fake Crypto Platform Distributes North Korean MacOS Trojan

It has been a while since a new strain of malware was linked to cryptocurrencies. In the case of this particular Trojan, it was hosted on a fake cryptocurrency trading platform. The Trojan was originally identified earlier this week by Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher. A new MacOS Malware Surfaces It has not been officially named at this point, but the payload has become apparent. The Trojan distributes the mach-O …
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Chinese Border Guards Install Malware on Some Tourists’ Phones

Tourists love to travel to new countries and regions which intrigue them. To many people, China is one such region. Although it is not the most hospitable place for foreigners, many people travel to this country regardless. The new countermeasure enforced by Chinese border guards may force that situation to change in the years to come.  Malware App Installation to Enter China It is a well-known secret every tourist entering …
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