A malicious spam campaign found impersonating the U.S. Postal Service and delivering an apparent Cryptomix ransomware variant called Mole has already changed its tactics multiple times since its discovery earlier this month.
The U.S. suffered 34 percent of global ransomware infections last year - and it's no wonder why, with 64 percent of Americans willing to pay to retrieve their encrypted files, compared to 34 percent of victims worldwide, according to Symantec.
A ransomware attack has hit some municipal computers in New Jersey's most populous city, Newark, TAPInto Newark reported on Monday, citing the city's CIO Seth Wainer and a document obtained by the media outlet.
After fading from the spotlight, the notorious Locky ransomware is again flooding into email inboxes owing to new campaigns spread via the Necurs botnet.
Investigators from seven Southeast Asian nations collaborated on a joint Interpol operation that identified approximately 8,800 C2 servers in eight countries and nearly 270 compromised websites, including government portals.
An elaborate email scam is unfolding in Australia that is infecting computers with malware.
A Russian-speaking cybercriminal was discovered last March selling a new ransomware program named Karmen on the dark web, although infections could date back as early as December 2016 in the U.S. and Germany.
Bad actors have been leveraging a disclosed remote code execution exploit in Apache Struts 2 to launch an evolving array of malicious campaigns, including Cerber ransomware attacks, against machines that still use unpatched versions of the software.
No More Ransom, conceived as a European resource, is adding new partners and new decryption tools in a boost to its now global anti-ransomware campaign.
A newly discovered variant of the Android ransomware PornDroid eludes all antivirus programs by waiting four hours before executing its malicious activity as well as by employing heavy amounts of obfuscation.
According to new research from Kroll Ontrack, simply having a backup solution won't prevent users from losing data.
Largely owing to the breach of Yahoo, 2016 proved to be the year when the term mega-breach reached a pinnacle, according to the just-released "IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017."
Trend Micro researchers have spotted Cerber using new trick to evade machine learning making it harder to detect.
Apple on Monday released security updates for multiple products, and in the process also reconfigured iOS to address a pop-up issue that scammers were abusing to lock users out of their Safari mobile browsers in an attempt to extort money.
The lower house of the Dutch parliament, the Tweede Kamer, was hit with a ransomware attack that managed to encrypt some files before being stopped.
Legislation aimed at countering cybercrime, including ransomware, is advancing toward the governor's desk in both Indiana and Texas.
Ransomware distributors are evolving their technique for using NSIS installers to package and execute malicious software such as Cerber and Locky, according to a new report from Microsoft.
A previously unknown ransomware family called PetrWrap has been discovered specifically designed to attack large organizations and capable of spreading the malware to its endpoints and servers.
More than three dozen Android devices have been found to contain 21 different types of malware, including Loki, that came pre-installed on the phone read-only memory (ROM).
A Florida man was arrested after allegedly shutting down a San Deigo software company's website and holding it for ransom.
Sixty-one percent of organizations polled in a survey from CyberEdge Group responded that they'd been hit by a ransomware demand, a third of those paid the ransom demand.
The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus has been attacked by ransomware, locking officials with the state organization out of their computers and rendering the group's website unavailable since Friday.
Researchers have spotted a sudden resurgence of the Windows-based ransomware CryptoLocker early this year, specifically identifying clusters of attacks targeting Italy, Dutch-speaking victims, and even the U.S.
The number of malicious installation packages found striking mobile devices more than tripled in 2016 resulting in almost 40 million attacks by malicious mobile malware during the year, according to Kaspersky Labs.
Apple released a security update on Tuesday to patch a flaw in Logic Pro X, the company's software for audio professionals.