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Man Jailed Indefinitely for Refusing to Decrypt Hard Drives

A man is serving an indefinite sentence in jail for his refusal to comply with a court order requiring him to decrypt two hard drives.Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police sergeant, has served 16 months in the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center. As of this writing, it’s unclear when he will get out. He will likely spend more time behind bars.H
Publish At:2017-02-13 14:25 | Read:3086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News decryption Fifth Amendment jail

Ransomware Attack Leads LA School to Fork Over $28K in Ransom

A school located in Los Angeles County, California has paid computer criminals 28,000 USD after it suffered a ransomware attack.Officials at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) came to the decision after a ransomware infection left them with no way to recover their organization’s encrypted data.As the school explains in an update (PDF):“In consulta
Publish At:2017-01-10 17:20 | Read:5001 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Bitcoin decryption insurance LAVC ranso

The Impact of the JohnyCryptor Ransomware

What has caused a seemingly typical ransomware from turning into one of the most popular malware threats this year? I’ve uncovered the facts, so allow me to give some insight into how this ransomware became one of the most feared strains this year.The First Johnycryptor Ransomware Major HitsIn early July 2016, various security vendors spotted the first
Publish At:2016-11-04 02:05 | Read:2902 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles decryption exploit kits Joh

The .Thor Variant of Locky Virus

The newest variant of Locky ransomware has begun to add yet another file extension to the files it encrypts, and it is the .thor file extension. The virus drops a _WHAT_is.html and the same named .bmp type of file after an infection has been caused. The ransomware also creates several other files, such as a malicious .dll file that causes the encryption.For
Publish At:2016-10-25 21:50 | Read:3998 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News decryption Locky ransomware Thor virus

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Got a minute to spare?Watch this week's 60 Second Security...→ Can't view the video on this page? Watch directly from YouTube. Can't hear the audio? Click on the Captions icon for closed captions.In this episode:• [0'05"] The "Sandworm" malware - what you need to know• [0'24"] POODLE attack - here's what to do• [0'42"] U2's Bono says sorr
Publish At:2014-10-18 20:15 | Read:2093 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Cryptography Data loss Featured Malware Privacy Video

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Got a minute to spare?Watch this week's 60 Second Security...→ Can't view the video on this page? Watch directly from YouTube. Can't hear the audio? Click on the Captions icon for closed captions.In this episode:• [0'05"] The "Sandworm" malware - what you need to know• [0'24"] POODLE attack - here's what to do• [0'42"] U2's Bono says sorr
Publish At:2014-10-18 18:40 | Read:2478 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Cryptography Data loss Featured Malware Privacy Video

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