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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.

News Ransomware threat 'Locker' has sleeper component

Ransomware threat 'Locker' has sleeper component

KnowBe4 is alerting IT managers to be vigilant of a new ransomware threat that leverages a sleeper function.

News New ransomware makes encrypted files appear quarantined

New ransomware makes encrypted files appear quarantined

The ransomware, detected by Trend Micro as CRYPVAULT, is being distributed as an attachment in spam emails and is targeting Russian speakers.

News CoinVault changes up traditional ransomware techniques

CoinVault changes up traditional ransomware techniques

A newly identified ransomware takes extra precaution to hide from researchers and possibly show good faith on the attackers' part.

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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.

News Researchers warn of new OphionLocker ransomware

Researchers warn of new OphionLocker ransomware

OphionLocker doesn't diverge much from previous ransomware schemes, although it does generate a unique hardware ID based on the first hard drive's serial number, the motherboard's serial number and other information.

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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.

News 'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

Bromium Labs detailed a new ransomware campaign that holds video game and iTunes files hostage.

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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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In first, ransomware customizes language for Far East countries

Symantec wrote in a new blog post that the new ransomware Crypt0l0cker changes its default language depending on the victim's IP address.

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Ransomware holds New Jersey school district's network hostage

The Swedesboro-Woolwich School District's network was taken hostage by ransomware.

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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.

News New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

The Internet Crime Compliant Center issued a warning on Thursday about a new scam that might be rooted in an initial ransomware infection.

News Researchers observe SVG files being used to distribute ransomware

Researchers observe SVG files being used to distribute ransomware

When downloaded and executed, the SVG files cause websites to open up that download what appears to be CryptoWall ransomware.

News Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

The ransomware locks up the screen with an FBI warning and initially requires a payment of $500 in order to unlock the device.

News CTB-Locker ransomware variant being distributed in spam campaign

CTB-Locker ransomware variant being distributed in spam campaign

As part of a recent spam campaign, Trend Micro researchers observed a variant of CTB-Locker ransomware asking for 3 Bitcoins within 96 hours.

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