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News Windows trojan packs punch, downloads ransomware "Cribit"

Windows trojan packs punch, downloads ransomware "Cribit"

Cribit ransomware demands Bitcoin payment to decrypt hostage files, Trend Micro reveals.

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CryptoDefense ransomware targets vulnerable Java users

Earlier this year, the ransomware was used to steal more than $34,000 in a month's time.

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Top websites deliver CryptoWall ransomware via malvertising

The CryptoWall ransomware being delivered comes with a valid digital signature and initial VirusTotal results showed zero detections.

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CryptoLocker ransomware hits Vermont chamber of commerce

The infamous CryptoLocker ransomware made its way into the computer systems of a Vermont chamber of commerce, costing it $5,000 to replace computers, servers and hard-drives.

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Australian Broadcasting Company taken off air by ransomware attack

The company said it fell victim to a phishing email campaign that spread ransomware.

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ScarePakage ransomware warns Android users of FBI probe

Lookout has identified a ScarePakage mobile ransomware that renders Android phones inoperable and attempts to extort ransom via MoneyPak vouchers.

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Ransomware targeting U.S. encrypts files using Windows PowerShell

Researchers with Trend Micro have observed a ransomware variant targeting the U.S. that encrypts files using Windows PowerShell.

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Angler Exploit Kit delivers Tor-using Critroni ransomware

The command-and-control for a new ransomware identified by Microsoft as Critroni is hidden on the Tor network.

News Andromeda bot spreads Tor-using CTB-Locker ransomware

Andromeda bot spreads Tor-using CTB-Locker ransomware

Kaspersky Lab has observed Andromeda bot being used to deliver CTB-Locker, a new ransomware that hides its command-and-control server on the Tor network.

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Before shutdown, ransomware op spreading "Icepol" caused 42,000 U.S. infections

In the course of five months last year, a concerning number of users in the US were hit by ransomware, dubbed "Icepol."

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New ransomware, more insidious than CryptoLocker, to go on market

The ransomware, being called "Prison Locker" and "Power Locker" on underground forums, uses a harder-to-crack encryption method than comparable malware locking victims out of their computer.

News Possibly 350K ransomware infections, $70K earned, in Dropbox phishing scheme

Possibly 350K ransomware infections, $70K earned, in Dropbox phishing scheme

A PhishMe researcher determined that attackers may have compromised 350,000 systems with CryptoWall ransomware and earned more than $70,000 in Bitcoins as part of an ongoing Dropbox phishing scheme.

News Ransomware on Android scares users with gov't notices, asks for $300

Ransomware on Android scares users with gov't notices, asks for $300

Android ransomware tells users they were caught looking at illegal content and that they must pay $300 to unblock their device and avoid trouble with the law.

News Android/Simplocker could be the first Android ransomware to encrypt files

Android/Simplocker could be the first Android ransomware to encrypt files

Possibly the first ransomware on Android that encrypts files, Android/Simplocker, also has a command-and-control server hosted on Tor.

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Linkup ransomware blocks internet access, mines Bitcoins

A trojan variant, Linkup, identified by Emsisoft, takes control of DNS servers, blocks internet access and mines Bitcoins.

News Malvertising impacts Yahoo, AOL visitors, spreads ransomware

Malvertising impacts Yahoo, AOL visitors, spreads ransomware

The malvertising campaign is serving CryptoWall 2.0, researchers at Proofpoint revealed.

Slideshow Top 3 weirdest news items of 2013

Top 3 weirdest news items of 2013

We're all used to hearing about the typical threats and outcomes, but here are three extremely bizarre news items that stood out to us this year.

News Russian espionage malware adapted for ransomware scams

Russian espionage malware adapted for ransomware scams

Sentinel Labs dubbed the repurposed malware "Gyges."

Slideshow Weekend news review: June 9-13

Weekend news review: June 9-13

This week's prominent news includes the arrest of an infamous hacker, small businesses being hit by new point-of-sale malware, and a big restaurant chain launching an investigation into a possible data breach involving customer credit cards. For more deeper look at these news bits, click here to visit our...

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Analysts spot 'Critolock,' ransomware claims to be CryptoLocker

Trend Micro noted several differences between Critolock and CryptoLocker, however.

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