Security News

Ransomware hits San Francisco’s transport system, users get free rides (Help Net Security)
2016-11-28 21:53

The computer systems of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency have been hit with ransomware on Friday. The infection apparently still persists on some of the systems, but others have...

Hackers Make New Claim in San Francisco Transit Ransomware Attack (Threatpost)
2016-11-28 20:30

The San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency says it has contained a ransomware attack, but now it faces new unsubstantiated claims by attackers who say they have 30GB of the agency’s data.

Telecrypt Decryptor foils ransomware’s simple encryption method (Help Net Security)
2016-11-23 15:24

The recently spotted Telecrypt ransomware can be thwarted: malware analyst Nathan Scott has created a tool that decrypts the encrypted files. Telecrypt Decryptor works only if the affected user...

Ransomware success creates apathy towards traditional antivirus software (Help Net Security)
2016-11-21 13:30

In the last 12 months, 48 percent of organizations across the globe have fallen victim to a ransomware campaign, with 80 percent indicating that they’ve suffered from three or more attacks,...

Encryption ransomware hits record levels (Help Net Security)
2016-11-18 13:15

The amount of phishing emails containing a form of ransomware grew to 97.25 percent during the third quarter of 2016 up from 92 percent in Q1. PhishMe’s Q3 2016 Malware Review identified three...

Ransoc browser locker/ransomware blackmails victims (Help Net Security)
2016-11-17 13:30

An unusual combination of browser locker and ransomware, dubbed Ransoc by researchers, is targeting users who visit adult sites. Ransoc targets victims’ reputation The malware is delivered via...

Microsoft Bolsters Ransomware Protection in Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Threatpost)
2016-11-14 22:43

Microsoft beefs-up ransomware defenses in Windows 10 Anniversary Update starting with Edge browser and the introduction of an Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) tool for the enterprise.

CrySis Ransomware Master Decryption Keys Released (Threatpost)
2016-11-14 19:20

The master decryption keys unlocking files encrypted by the CrySis ransomware have been released. Kaspersky Lab has already updated its Rakhni decryptor to help victims restore their data.

Telecrypt ransomware uses Telegram for command and control (Help Net Security)
2016-11-10 17:08

Telecrypt, a newly spotted piece of crypto ransomware that uses Telegram’s communication protocol to deliver the decryption key to the crooks, is targeting Russian-speaking users. The malware...

Phishing Campaign Targets Breach Victims With Locky Ransomware (Threatpost)
2016-11-09 21:53

A phishing campaign is targeting some of the 22 million victims of the massive United States Office of Personnel Management breaches of 2014 and 2015.