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Ransomware infections suffered by companies tripled in 12 months

According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the number of ransomware infections suffered by companies threefold from January to September. The number of ransomware infections suffered by companies continues to increase and according to a new report published by the security firm Kaspersky Lab, it increased threefold from January to September. One i
Publish At:2016-12-13 01:20 | Read:3088 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware CTB-Locker Cybercr

KPN spam results in CTB-Locker infection

This morning I received an email claiming to be from KPN – a Dutch provider of internet, television, and phone – claiming an amount so high that it should raise questions or at least your blood pressure. We can safely assume that it is intended to peak the receivers curiosity enough to get them to click one of the links in the mail. Translation
Publish At:2016-05-10 00:35 | Read:3068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware ctb-locker kpn Pieter Arntz spam

The state of Ransomware in 2015

Introduction Ransomware has been a threat for quite some years, although the ransomware as its currently known, encrypting files, has only been around a few years. This change started with the initial 2013 CryptoLocker infections authored by the creator of the notorious Zeus banking malware, Slavik. Since CryptoLocker, many new variants as well as completely
Publish At:2015-09-07 19:30 | Read:3712 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog cryptowall ctb-locker ransomware torrentlocker

Windows 10 Upgrade Spam Carries CTB-Locker Ransomware

In the week since a free upgrade to Windows 10 was made available, users have learned a of about a host of built-in privacy and security issues, the most troubling being a native feature called Wi-Fi Sense that grants access to your Wi-Fi network to contacts stored in a host of online services.Now hackers are in on the game. The inevitable Windows 10 spam an
Publish At:2015-08-03 22:45 | Read:2895 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Malware Ransomware Web Security Bitcoin Cisco C

CTB-Locker Ransomware Spoofs Chrome and Facebook Emails as Lures, Linked to Phishing

We recently talked about recent improvements to the CTB-Locker ransomware. To recap, the malware now offers a “free decryption” service, extended deadline to decrypt the files, and an option to change the language of the ransom message. We are seeing another wave of CTB-Locker ransomware making their way into the wild. What’s highly notable about this curren
Publish At:2015-02-12 12:15 | Read:3282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware crypto-ransomware ctb-locker CTB-Locker ransomware F

Experts uncovered a massive CTB-Locker ransowmare campaign

Security researchers at the CERT team at Société Générale uncovered a new malware campaign which is spreading the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware. Security experts at the CERT team at Société Générale discovered a new malware campaign delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware. In the past, the criminals
Publish At:2015-02-04 13:55 | Read:4928 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Bitcoin Cryptolocker CTB-Locker Cybercri

New Wave of CTB-Locker/Critroni Ransomware Hitting Victims

There is a new wave of attacks delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware, arriving through spam messages with a variety of lures in several different countries.CTB-Locker is one of the newer variants in the crypto ransomware family, a kind of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives and demands a relatively large payment in order to get
Publish At:2015-02-03 21:45 | Read:2240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Hacks Malware Social Engineering Web Security c

CTB-Locker Ransomware Includes Freemium Feature, Extends Deadline

Last July we came across a crypto-ransomware variant known as Critroni or Curve-Tor-Bitcoin (CTB) Locker. We observed recent improvements to the CTB malware, which now offer a “free decryption” service, extended deadline to decrypt the files, and an option to change the language of the ransom message. These new variants also demand payment of 3 B
Publish At:2015-01-21 19:15 | Read:4652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Malware bitcoin crypto-ransomware ctb-locker

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