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We found 42 items for the tag: RANSOMWARE

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These apps are what you SHOULDN'T use to track coronavirus COVID-19

Apps that are claiming they are coronvirus COVID-19 trackers are actually ransomware, don't download them.

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Cryptojacking spikes 1189% in Q1 2018, overtakes ransomware

Goodnight ransomware, it was good knowing you - cryptojacking is the future of cyber crimes.

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New ransomware locks your files until you play Battlegrounds

The new wave of ransomware holds your files hostage, makes you play PUBG.

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Android app holds you ransom for $500, after snapping a photo of you

Don't download this malicious Android app, as it'll want $500 in ransom after it snaps a photo of you for proof.

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Hackers compromising web ads, loving news and weather sites

Criminals finding all sorts of exciting ways to compromise users.

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Symantec: New Breaking Bad-themed ransomware now causing problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ransomware, cyberespionage continuing to plague companies

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

New type of ransomware making the rounds, showing increased sophistication.

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CoinVault ransomware allows victims to decrypt one file for free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Cryptolocker ransomware now can hit Google Android devices

The Cryptolocker ransomware has evolved and now targets Google Android devices, in addition to Microsoft Windows PCs, security researchers warn.

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KnowBe4: Ransomware threats goes beyond just Cryptolocker

Cybercriminals are improving their skills and next-generation ransomware is plaguing Internet users, as criminals launching the attacks get paid.

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KnowBe4: Human error still compromises companies, despite security

Security efforts are improving inside of companies, but human error and other avoidable incidents help open the door to malware, ransomware, etc.

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Cryptolocker ransomware forces Vermont chamber of commerce to upgrade

The Cryptolocker ransomware caught another victim when a chamber of commerce in Vermont had to pay $5000 to upgrade PCs and other hardware.

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Fareit Windows trojan also loads nasty piece of ransomware on PCs

Crafty Trojan also infects users with ransomware, leading to even more PC security issues.

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Study: Forty percent of those hit with Cryptolocker ransomware pay up

The Cryptolocker ransomware continues to cause issues for businesses in the US and western world, with 40% of those infected paying up.

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US entertainment industry wants Congress to give them permission to install rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to consumers' PCs to 'attack pirates'

US entertainment industry is pushing Congress to do some shocking things.

Instant Recovery / Snapshot Software Review and Guide: Rollback RX
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Instant Recovery / Snapshot Software Review and Guide: Rollback RX

Why go into all the trouble of troubleshooting and repairing software problems when you can just undo them all in mere seconds at the next reboot? Let's discuss Rollback RX.

Light Virtualization Software Review and Guide: Shadow Defender
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Light Virtualization Software Review and Guide: Shadow Defender

When it comes to Light Virtualization very few programs perform as well as Shadow Defender. This lightweight program is easy to use, bloat-free, and light on system resources; yet it possesses the power...

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Updated: GoDaddy has DNS compromised causing some site visitors to get infected

GoDaddy DNS has been compromised, some users being forwarded to rogue subdomains.

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Skype users attacked by 'lol is this your new profile pic?' ransomware and click fraud, be careful of what you click on

Skype users are the subject of a ransomware and click fraud scam that is going around, be wary of li.

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New type of malware, "ransomware," locks up computers unless ransom is paid

A new strain of malware locks your computer and demands payment for illegal music downloads.