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What is Ransomware? Tips to Prevent Ransomware

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment November 5, 2018

What is ransomware Ransomware is a type of malicious software(malware) that intends to extract ransom payment from a user. When a system is attacked by ransomware, all the document files on the hard drive and accessible network folders gets encrypted. Encrypted documents are unusable unless decrypted with a unique decryption key held by the attackers. […]

Japan arrests 14-year-old for Creating Ransomware

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 7, 2017

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture, and large port city, for apparently creating and distributing a ransomware malware. This is the first such arrest in Japan that consists of a Ransomware-related crime. Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts documents on a victim’s computer and makes them unavailable until […]

Jaff Ransomware fixed to Extensive Data Harvesting Operation

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 5, 2017

Jaff, a ransomware family that emerged on May 12, the same day WannaCry did, appears linked to wider operations, as a recent sample was found to share server space with a refined cybercrime marketplace, Heimdal Security alerts. Distributed via PDF documents attached to spam e-mail sent by the Necurs botnet, Jaff was already said to […]

XData ransomware Released Decryptor Tool

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 2, 2017

ESET has created and released a decryption tool for AESNI, or XData, ransomware variants. Anyone infected by the malware, also known as Win32/Filecoder. AESNI. B and Win32/Filecoder. AESNI. C can use the ESET tool. The decryptor ideal for files encrypted with the RSA key employed by AES-NI variant B, which adds the extensions. aes256, aes_ni, […]

EternalRocks Ransomware is more stronger than WannaCry

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment May 22, 2017

NewYork: EternalRocks, a new strain of malware, has been determined by the researchers that target the same susceptibility that wrecked havoc worldwide by ‘WannaCry’ ransomware, a media report said. EternalRocks exploits the same susceptibility in Windows that helped WannaCry spread to computer systems. The malware includes significantly more threats than WannaCry, rendering it potentially strong […]

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