ESET security researchers have created and released a free decryption tool to help combat Crysis ransomware.
San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency was caught with a HDDCryptor Ransomware infection over the weekend, leaving the agency unable to sell tickets or charge customers for transport, unless they pay the hackers demands of 100 Bitcoin.
Stampado ransomware was first spotted in the wild in July, but has spawned new variants capable of self propagating and re-encrypting files previously locked up by other ransomware, and all for a rock bottom price on the dark web.
Security researchers at Malwarebytes have worked out how to extract the encryption key from TeleCrypt ransomware and build a tool for recovering scrambled files.
Researchers at security firm ProofPoint have discovered a new variant of malware which triggers it's ransom screen once it finds indecent materials.
The decryptor keys for the CrySiS ransomware were posted in a Bleeping Computer forum early on 14 November, possibly by one of the ransomware's developers.
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Ransomware most likely culprit for network infection that closed down three hospitals in North Lincolnshire and affected several other affiliated institutions.
Federico Maggi told audience members at Blackhat that ransomware presents a new intervention in cyber-criminality
Jeremiah Grossman says it's not uncommon to see security vendors claim they're the best vendor to protect you from cyber-threats. These claims are all well and good, but where is the evidence to back these figures up?
After a two week break that saw few Locky ransomware attacks, the Cisco Talos research team discovered a new variety that sports not only a scatologically named extension for the encrypted files but another reference that insults Linux.
Nic Scott discusses what IT decision makers can do to make their organisation immune from ransomware so they too can laugh at the scammers trying to take company files for a ride.
A new ransomware variant written in Python and named CryPy has been uncovered by an Avast security researcher that while dangerous is also littered with flaws that make it less effective.
The fight against ransomware is going global as an initiative by the Dutch police and Europol begins to attract support from Europe and the rest of the world.
Symantec researchers noted an uptick in phishing email attacks using malicious WSF attachments to infect users with ransomware.
Trend Micro researchers have spotted several exploit kits delivering Cerber 4.0 ransomware just a month after the release of version 3.
An FOI disclosure from the NHS has shown nearly 30 NHS trusts to be the victims of ransomware attacks in the past 12 months.
The Android SLocker ransomware family accounts for 16 percent of mobile malware in the UK.
Another new ransomware type called Hades, uncovered this week by Proofpoint, that seems to pull in features from several older malware types.
With the massive Yahoo! data breach grabbing the cyber-security headlines of late, it might be easy to forget criminals are still busy pushing ransomware with two new varieties being recently introduced and a one older type being revamped.
The Android.Lockerscreen ransomware is now using pseudorandom numbers and other tactics to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying.
Death Eaters, or perhaps just bad guys, with a taste for the Harry Potters franchise have unleashed a new strain of ransomware they've dubbed Voldemort, named for the villain of the book and movie series.
A new analysis of Locky ransomware configurations by IT security firm Avira has revealed improved offline capabilities that enhance its ability to automatically encrypt victims' files, without interaction with a command-and-control server.
Australian and New Zealand businesses are being hit with a ransomware campaign.
Vulnerabilities are on the rise, with 516 reported to the National Vulnerability Database in the first half of 2016 compared to only 403 total vulnerabilities were reported in 2015.
In its September 2016 Threat Report, Intel Security describes how ransomware attacks are up 3000 percent since records began in 2012, and why attackers are now turning to the healthcare industry.
The ransomware RAA, which incorporates the information-stealing trojan Pony, has evolved to more effectively target companies, encrypting victims' files and stealing their data, most likely to infect their business contacts via spear-phishing.
New research from security company Trend Micro shows ransomware victims are paying up, despite remaining defiant to fight it as much as possible.
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