Ransomware is a very popular type of malicious code present and has a very peculiar operation: hijacks your files and asks for a monetary ransom. So should you pay the cybercriminals?
Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims’ files, Locky is still targeting many users. In order to provide more information about this threat, we have put together some information to help protect you in a better way. Short summary Win32/Filecoder.Locky.A is a ransomware variant that encrypts files with over 100 file types such as images, videos, databases, … More Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware, according to a new report. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)’s 2016 Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide found that there has been a surge in this type of attack. Ransom demands have also become more market-based, representing a notable shift away from “opportunistic extortion”, the OTA explained. “Much … More Businesses increasingly targeted with ransomware
A new ransomware has been discovered recently and among its distinguishing characteristics it’s the fact that it pretends to be Google Chrome browser. ESET’s security solutions detect this threat as Win32/Filecoder.NFR and it was first analyzed by Emsisoft, which named it Ransom32. It works in the form of ‘Ransomware as a Service’ (RaaS) from a hidden … More Ransom32, a new Filecoder in sight