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Symantec: New Breaking Bad-themed ransomware now causing problems

May 11, 2015 9:00 pm

Yikes! New Breaking Bad-themed ransomware pops up, causing problems for victims in Australia

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Criminals receiving bitcoin ransom payments converting money fast

Apr 25, 2015 4:55 am

Cybercriminals victimizing users with ransomware are converting bitcoins into currency due to volatile valuation

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Small businesses plagued by successful ransomware cyberattacks

Apr 18, 2015 5:06 pm

Cybercriminals operating overseas are having their way with SMBs falling victim to ransomware cyberattacks

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Kaspersky Lab helps provide CoinVault ransomware victims more options

Apr 14, 2015 10:15 pm

Kaspersky Lab and the Dutch police are providing CoinVault ransomware decryption keys online for victims to use

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Businesses struggle to fight against ransomware cyberattacks

Apr 9, 2015 8:50 am

Companies are struggling to combat ransomware attacks, with employees causing problems after falling prey to social engineering tactics

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Survey: 30% of companies would pay ransom to cybercriminals

Apr 2, 2015 8:24 am

It looks like at least 30% of companies would pay a ransom if compromised by cybercriminals

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More advanced ransomware attacks could pop up in 2015

Mar 24, 2015 5:14 pm

Ransomware attacks are growing in sophistication, and the problem could get worse in 2015

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Ransomware threats evolving, targeting admins and gamers alike

Mar 13, 2015 9:15 pm

Cybercriminals are improving their ransomware techniques, infecting a wider range of victims

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Ransomware cyberattacks rack up victims, creating millions in revenue

Feb 22, 2015 8:05 pm

Cybercriminals are cashing in with ransomware attacks victimizing unsuspecting business users

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Police department forced to pay $500 bounty in ransomware cyberattack

Feb 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Police agency forced to pay $500 in bitcoins to end ransomware siege due to Cryptoware

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Nonprofit groups must be aware of ransomware attacks, as threats rise

Jan 23, 2015 9:31 pm

Nonprofits are at risk of malware and ransomware attacks, and need to be vigilant to identify and avoid these threats

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Ransomware attacks against Android devices jumped 75% in 2014

Jan 17, 2015 10:17 pm

Lookout says ransomware attacks against Google Android users rose 75 percent in 2014

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Ransomware, cyberespionage continuing to plague companies

Jan 12, 2015 4:13 am

Ransomware cyberattacks continue to plague businesses and corporations, as social engineering remains successful tactic

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Self-replicating VirRansom ransomware making the rounds

Dec 10, 2014 6:23 pm

New type of ransomware making the rounds, showing increased sophistication

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CoinVault ransomware allows victims to decrypt one file for free

Nov 25, 2014 2:18 pm

The CoinVault ransomware adds a new twist to ransomware, with cybercriminals allowing victims to decrypt one file for free

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Cryptowall ransomware nets $500 bitcoin payment from sheriff's office

Nov 17, 2014 1:07 am

The Dickson County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee fell victim to the Cryptowall ransomware, forced to fork over cash to have files released

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CryptoWall 2.0 uses TOR network to victimize business users

Oct 16, 2014 10:30 am

The new CryptoWall variant has moved to the TOR network, making it even more difficult to clamp down on

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Security company KnowBe4 warns of CryptoWall ransomware

Jul 24, 2014 1:24 am

Security awareness training firm KnowBe4 outlined how the CryptoWall ransomware is compromising many unsuspecting small and mid-size businesses

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Lookout: U.S. smartphone users being targeted by mobile ransomware

Jul 17, 2014 7:11 am

Security firm Lookout identifies the 'ScarePakage' malware targeting U.S. smartphone owners, demanding ransom payments so users can regain control

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Cyberattacks demanding ransom in exchange for files growing

Jun 24, 2014 7:18 pm

Police departments are being targeted with custom malware, demanding payment in exchange for files that were compromised during the attack

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Svpeng ransomware trojan hijacks smartphones, demands payment

Jun 16, 2014 8:45 pm

New Trojan, likely created by Russian hackers, is now in the wild, targeting U.S. and U.K. mobile banking users

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Two Russians confess for using Apple iCloud 'ransomware' tactics

Jun 9, 2014 8:15 pm

Two Russians have been arrested for their role in Apple iCloud ransomware attacks targeting users

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KnowBe4 promises to pay ransoms if employees get compromised

Jun 7, 2014 4:22 am

Security firm KnowBe4 will pay ransoms if companies are hit by ransomware following the company's security training geared for businesses

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Simplelocker ransomware targets Android, encrypts your SD card

Jun 5, 2014 6:49 pm

Installing unknown software, or visiting suspicious websites, could lead to Google Android users being infected with ransomware

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NCA claims UK has just two weeks to prepare for Cryptolocker onslaught

Jun 3, 2014 1:39 am

Britain's National Crime Agency has warned users have just two weeks to prepare for a joint GoZeus and Cryptolocker assault

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