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

KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

ESET researchers have discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk malware that was used in Ukraine in attacks against the country’s critical infrastructure in late 2015 and against a number of targets within its financial sector in December 2016. This new variant renders Linux machines unbootable, after encrypting files and requesting a large ransom. But … More KillDisk now targeting Linux: Demands $250K ransom, but can’t decrypt

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

Encrypt – or face a huge fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent authority that oversees data privacy, recently released a new guidance on encryption best practices. Although encryption of data is not mandatory under UK data protection legislation, the ICO strongly recommends that organizations dealing with personal data use it. “In recent years there have been numerous incidents where personal data … More Encrypt – or face a huge fine