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New dark web scheme lets wannabe hackers get in on ransomware – for free

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment March 7, 2017

A brand new dark web scheme could allow any wannabe cyber criminal to grab a part of the ransomware quiche for free — on the condition that any ill-gotten profits are divided 50/50. Ransomware — a form of malware which encrypts a victim’s data files and demands a ransom to restore them — has boomed […]

UK Hospitals’ Windows XP Computers Infected with Ransomware

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment January 16, 2017

“Computers operated by Barts Health NHS Trust, which is one of the most significant NHS trusts in the United Kingdom and is the owner of several UK hospitals, were infected with ransomware and several thousands of documents were compromised. ” The trust continues running windows XP on its computer system, and based on reviews, there […]

Locky campaign uses fake ISP complaints to deliver malware

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment November 23, 2016

Inside a new twist that plays on the long-time battle between ISPs and spam operators, a security researcher found a new malware campaign sending email messages that masquerade as INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER complaints claiming recipients’ computer systems have been detected mailing spam. The campaign affects to victims with the Locky ransomware via weaponized email attachments […]

Be Aware !!!! Locky Ransomware is on Facebook

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment November 23, 2016

Nowadays we know very well, the power of social media and hackers using Facebook’s instant messaging (IM) feature to spread malicious malware. Therefore, Don’t click any .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics) image file delivered to your Facebook messenger because it might lock your complete system completely. Cyber-Criminals have targeted Facebook messenger to spread Locky Ransomware. Locky […]

‘Ransomeware’ virus major threat to online data

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment November 11, 2016

Hacktivists warn the users to be aware and also have a backup of files as the hackers seldom give a solution to decrypt the files despite getting extortion money. According to a site India is 5th-most attacked country in the world and the 3rd-most attacked in Asia with ransomware. While cyber cellular hardly maintain […]

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