ESET Releases Update of Decryption Tool for Victims of the Crysis Family Ransomware

Today, ESET has released an updated version of its free decryptor for ransomware victims. Anyone whose data or devices have been hit by the Crysis family, (detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.Crysis) – now adding  the .dharma extension, can now get their files back for free. The tool has been updated with master decryption keys recently … More ESET Releases Update of Decryption Tool for Victims of the Crysis Family Ransomware

Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals, steadily growing on multiple platforms – including mobile since 2014. Android users have been targeted by various types of this extorting malware, most frequently by the police ransomware, trying to scare victims into paying up after (falsely) accusing them of harvesting illegal content on their devices. … More Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

NHS increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks

NHS hospitals are increasingly being targeted with ransomware attacks, according to an investigation. The online newspaper found that in the past 12 months, at least 30 NHS trusts in England have been victim to this particular type of attack. In four cases, the incident had to be reported as a “potential breach of data protection or … More NHS increasingly being targeted by ransomware attacks

Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

Ransomware is malicious software that criminals use to hold computers or computer files to ransom, demanding payment from victims to get them back. Sadly, ransomware is an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and consumers alike. Paying criminals is never a good idea, even when it seems expedient. Ransomware authors … More Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure

TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics

In December 2014, ESET released a white paper about TorrentLocker, a crypto-ransomware family spreading, via spam, email messages that impersonated local postal service, energy or telecom companies. The paper described its distribution scheme, its core functionalities, its network protocol and exposed some similarities with the Hesperbot banking trojan. During the last few months, we decided to … More TorrentLocker: Crypto-ransomware still active, using same tactics