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Bad guys jump ship to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors release decryption key

Researchers have spotted threat actors flocking to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors closed shop.

.Onion address growth suggests Locky surge

Professor Alan Woodward has identified a recent surge in .Onion address growth which may also mean an upswing of Locky infections

Chimera ransomware not twitching, must be dead

Security researchers at Bleeping Computer and Emisoft have declared the short-lived ransomware, which threatened to reveal private files, dead.

WordPress sites redirect to Neutrino EK, CryptoWall pushed via Flash exploit

Neutrino Exploit Kit has been observed targeting CVE-2015-5119, an Adobe Flash Player zero-day vulnerability.

Novel malvertising attack leads to drive-by ransomware

A new malvertising attack, constructed around the Magnitude exploit kit, is using a novel technique to push users to sites where they can be attacked with a drive-by download.

CryptoLocker returns after Operation Tovar

CryptoLocker is back and more popular than ever, less than one month on from the Operation Tovar campaign.

Operation Tovar 'inspiring' cybercrime collaboration

Operation Tovar saw the US Department of Justice, the FBI, Europol and the UK's NCA work together to takedown the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets, a fine example of international cyber-crime policing, according to experts.

Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets reach a million PCs

New estimates on the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets suggest that they have infected as many as one million PCs.

Operation Tovar targets major Zeus/Cryptolocker botnet-driven campaign

"The doomsday scenario may be a mass Cryptolocker ransomware attack for one final payday," says Context IS director of assurance Rob Sloan.

CryptoLocker racks up 250,000 infections

$3.75m revenue stream for the ransomware gang behind the code

CryptoLocker copycat infects thousands of machines

A copycat of the CryptoLocker ransomware has recently emerged and already infected thousands of computers internationally