GoldenEye Petya variant spreading via spam emails

The ransomware is currently distributed via spam campaigns that at the moment seem to be targeting German-speaking users. The spam emails use the classic resume theme and come with two files attachments and have a subject starting with the word Bewerbung as shown below. GoldenEye spam email The first attachment is a fake resume that is Read more about GoldenEye Petya variant spreading via spam emails[…]

ZCryptor: The Self-Propagating Ransomware You Need To Know About

As if ransomware wasn’t already bad enough, Microsoft is warning users of a self-propagating malware strain known as ZCryptor. ZCryptor can replicate itself and infect additional computers via USB drives (haven’t we already convinced you those are bad?) and network drives. According to an alert from Microsoft, the strain exhibits worm-like behavior and replicates from Read more about ZCryptor: The Self-Propagating Ransomware You Need To Know About[…]

Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in April

Attacks from ransomware, a form of malware that encrypts personal data in computers and then asks for ransom payments to decrypt it, surged in the U.S. to their highest level in history in April, according to a report from anti-malware company Enigma Software. Cybercriminals are turning to ransomware with increasing frequency. In April, the number of ransomware attacks Read more about Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in April[…]

Ransomware and Recent Variants

Systems Affected Networked Systems Overview In early 2016, destructive ransomware variants such as Locky and Samas were observed infecting computers belonging to individuals and businesses, which included healthcare facilities and hospitals worldwide. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to Read more about Ransomware and Recent Variants[…]