Tag "ransomware"

6 Best Practices to Keep the Worms Out

by May 18, 2017

By Sanjai Gangadharan, Regional Director SAARC, A10 Networks WannaCry ransomware worm has created havoc across the globe hitting about 150 countries and over 57,000 computers. This is primarily because …

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eScan Decimates Ransomware Hoax News

by May 17, 2017

More than the actual attack of the WannaCry Ransomware, which held to ransom millions of computers and businesses worldwide demanding ransom to be paid in bitcoins worth $300 to unlock …

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Quick Heal detected millions of malware samples on Windows and on Android platform in Q1 2017

by May 8, 2017

According to Quick Heal Threat Report for Q1 2017, about 295 million malware samples were blocked on the systems of Quick Heal users. February clocked the highest number of detection. …

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Quick Heal Detects ‘Cerber Ransomware’ Delivered from an Indian Bank’s Website

by March 24, 2017

Quick Heal has been constantly monitoring the website since 20th of March, 2017 and according to the latest findings (as we share this information), the Cosmos Bank website is still …

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Here are 5 Top Tips to Avoid Ransomware

by March 24, 2017

Imagine losing all the photos, videos, messages, and documents you’ve stored on your computer. How much money would you be willing to pay to get it all back? Ransomware is …

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Here’s Why 99% of Mobile Malware Targets Android Devices

by March 21, 2017

More than 99 percent of all malware designed for mobile devices targets Android devices, Olaf Pursche, Head of Communications at AV-TEST explains in the F-Secure State of Cyber Security 2017. “There …

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Here’s How Criminals are Using PetrWrap to Steal Ransomware Code from their Peers

by March 16, 2017

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered PetrWrap, a new malware family that exploits the original Petya ransomware module, distributed through a Ransomware-as-a-Service platform, to perform targeted attacks against organizations. The PetrWrap …

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Trend Micro 2016 Security Roundup Reveals 752 Percent Increase in Ransomware

by March 2, 2017

Trend Micro Incorporated releases its annual security roundup report, “2016 Security Roundup: A Record Year for Enterprise Threats,” which proves 2016 was truly the year of online extortion. Cyber …

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Check Point Reports: Ransomware Doubled in Second Half of 2016

by February 28, 2017

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. releases its H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends, revealing that ransomware attacks doubled during the period. Out of all recognized malware incidents globally, the percentage …

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2016: A Year of Ransomware in Spam

by February 22, 2017

According to Kaspersky Lab “Spam and phishing in 2016” report, about 20% of all spam emails in Q4 2016 distributed ransomware Trojans. The volume of spam emails in 2016 increased to …

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Cyber criminals target Netflix Again with Ransomware

by January 31, 2017

If you’re planning to free ride your way into binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix, think again. Your computer’s files may end up getting held hostage. Since the development and expansion …

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Attack on Critical Infrastructure a Serious Cause of Concern: Kaspersky Lab

by January 27, 2017

Kaspersky Lab held a multi-city press conference focusing on Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity Solutions (KICS). The company brought together its senior team of experts to share their views at the gathering. In …

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62 New Families of Ransomware Introduced this Year

by December 9, 2016

In 2016 ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold: which represents a change from an attack every 2 minutes in January to one every 40 seconds by October.  For individuals, the …

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One Billion Items of Malware Held in Kaspersky Lab’s Cloud Database

by December 7, 2016

Kaspersky Lab’s cloud malware collection now carries billion malicious objects, including viruses, Trojans, backdoors, ransomware, and advertisement applications and their components. A fifth was discovered and identified as …

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Why Cybersecurity is a Top Concern in Asia-Pacific Region?

by October 17, 2016

As connectivity has improved over the past few years we have experienced better internet speed with a drop in the cost of the subscription. While access is still the primary …

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Here’s how Kaspersky Terminated Polyglot Ransomware

by October 12, 2016

Users that have suffered from Polyglot ransomware, also known as MarsJoke, can now restore their files thanks to the decryption tool developed by Kaspersky Lab experts. The Polyglot …

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Rise in Banking Malware Threats and Attacks on Social Networking Sites Predicted by Quick Heal

by September 3, 2016

Quick Heal Technologies has announced the results of its Second Quarter Threat Report for 2016. The complete report, which can be downloaded from the

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Here’s how Law Enforcement and IT Security Companies are Fighting Ransomware

by July 26, 2016

Today, the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab join forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement …

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How Android Nougat Prevents Ransomware from Resetting Device Passwords

by July 8, 2016

The upcoming version of Android Nougat introduces a new condition so the “resetPassword” API cannot be used to reset a device’s password. The change impacts both ransomware and disinfectors.

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Top Ransomware to Hit India and Here’s How They Hurt

by June 4, 2016

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India is one of the top five nations in the world that faces critical threat from ransomware. Last month noted Indian food and restaurant recommendation website

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