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Once again, you can decrypt your CryptXXX ransomware files for free

Ransomware is a significant problem, there’s no doubt about that.Time and time again, companies and individuals fall foul of malware that encrypts their data files and demands a ransom be paid for the elusive decryption key.But sometimes, just sometimes, the ransomware authors make mistakes.Because sometimes, ways are found to undo the damage done by r
Publish At:2016-12-22 23:55 | Read:3837 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection CryptXXX r

Victims of the CryptXXX v.3 can now use a free tool to decrypt their files

Security researchers have released a decryption tool for unlocking files encrypted by the notorious CryptXXX v.3 ransomware. CryptXXX v.3 ransomware was defeated, researchers have released a decryption tool for unlocking encrypted files. The decryption tool was included in the RannohDecryptor utility, a free application shared by the No Ransom Project. The u
Publish At:2016-12-21 12:50 | Read:3140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware CryptXXX Cybercrime No Ran

Startup Website Security And WordPress Vulnerability

You, a creative entrepreneur with a great idea, finally launch a business. As a startup, having your own website is essential in conducting business. Startups must always take extra precaution when it comes to their web security. Because startups are the perfect targets for hackers, your website should be protected as soon as it is ready to go live.Compared
Publish At:2016-08-26 09:50 | Read:3511 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles CryptXXX plugin ransomware

Ransomware Copycats Predecessors, Adds Disposable Emails to the Mix

A new ransomware mimics many its predecessors but then shakes things up by incorporating disposable emails into its decryption process.With big hitters like Locky, Cerber, and MIRCOP circulating in the wild, malware authors need not look far for inspiration when it comes to ransomware development.Francis Antazo and Mary Yambao of the Tokyo-based security fir
Publish At:2016-08-11 22:20 | Read:3173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News CryptXXX encryption Locky ransomware Tr

Afraidgate campaign switches from CryptXXX to Locky Ransomware

Operators behind the Afraidgate campaign continue to leverage on Neutrino EK, but switches from CryptXXX to Locky Ransomware. According to the experts from Palo Alto Networks, one of the most long-lived hacking campaigns leveraging on the Neutrino EK switches from CryptXXX to the Locky Ransomware. The campaign dubbed Afraidgate due to the name of the gate do
Publish At:2016-08-02 20:35 | Read:2927 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Afraidgate campaign Angler

Crooks made $50,000 in a few weeks with CryptXXX Ransomware

Security experts from the firm SentinelOne monitored a recent CryptXXX Ransomware campaign that allowed crooks to make $50,000 in a few weeks. Security experts from security firm SentinelOne have analyzed the activity related to CryptXXX ransomware’s operators. They discovered that the gang made around $49,700 from the payment of ransoms between June 4 and J
Publish At:2016-06-28 19:15 | Read:3394 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Angler exploit kit CryptXX

New and improved CryptXXX ransomware rakes in $45,000 in 3 weeks

Whoever said crime doesn't pay didn't know about the booming ransomware market. A case in point, the latest version of the scourge known as CryptXXX, which raked in more than $45,000 (£34,344) in less than three weeks.Further ReadingNo more get-out-of-jail-free card for CryptXXX ransomware victimsVictims have few options for recovering data other than paying
Publish At:2016-06-27 21:05 | Read:3285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab bitcoin crypto

CRYPTXXX campaigns, threat actors switch to Neutrino EK

Security experts from the SANS observed that new CryptXXX ransomware campaigns are leveraging on the Neutrino Exploit Kit instead the Angler Exploit Kit. Crooks behind the CryptXXX ransomware have launched a new campaign leveraging on the Neutrino Exploit Kit instead the Angler Exploit Kit. It was a significant change in the attack chain that was discovered
Publish At:2016-06-10 13:15 | Read:4264 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Angler exploit kit CryptXX

Ransomware dominates the threat landscape

Ransomware! Ransom Software! Encrypting Ransomware! AHHH! No doubt the last year exposed you to this term numerous times and I doubt any of it was in reference to a good event. So, you might wonder why you have been hearing about it so much, truth be told Ransomware has been a pain in the side of computer security folks for nearly four years now. But it feel
Publish At:2016-06-07 23:00 | Read:4517 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware cryptolocker cryptowall cryptxxx malverti

TeslaCrypt: We’re Sorry, Here’s the Decryption Key

TeslaCrypt: We’re Sorry, Here’s the Decryption Key Posted by David Harley on May 19, 2016.Are the TeslaCrypt operators genuinely apologizing? Probably not, since it seems that they’ve moved on to CryptXXX rather than retiring to a monastery to flagellate themselves wi
Publish At:2016-05-19 20:55 | Read:3040 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley BloodDolly CryptXXX ESET ransomware TeslaCrypt

Website For French Cinema Chain Gets Hacked, Serves CryptXXX Ransomware

Pathé, a major French film production and distribution company is serving ransomware via one of its websites, pathe[.]fr. The film company has a rich history that predates Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures, and is famous for inventing the newsreel in 1908. We detected that their server hosting pathe[.]fr was compromised with malicious code embedded in
Publish At:2016-05-13 01:35 | Read:3299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Angler cinema cryptxxx pathe ransomware

No more get-out-of-jail-free card for CryptXXX ransomware victims

For the past month, people infected with the CryptXXX ransomware had a way to recover their files without paying the hefty $500 fee to obtain the decryption key. On Tuesday, that reprieve came to an end.Researchers from security firm Proofpoint said in a blog post that version 2.006 has found a way to bypass a decryption tool that has been freely available f
Publish At:2016-05-11 16:40 | Read:3878 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab crypto ransomware cryptxxx

Toy Maker Maisto Unwittingly Serves Up CryptXXX Ransomware

The website of popular American brand Maisto, known for miniature and radio-controlled toy vehicles, was caught pushing the Angler exploit kit eventually leading to ransomware infections. According to website security company Sucuri, maisto[.]com is running on a Microsoft IIS server and showing an outdated version of the Joomla Content Management System, the
Publish At:2016-04-29 09:05 | Read:3411 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Threat analysis Angler Bedep cryptxxx ransomware

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