Ransomware

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PayPal Patents Ransomware Detection and Prevention Technology

PayPal is on their way to try their luck on the ransomware detection and prevention field. The online payments company has had a relevant patent approved, which shows a novel way to...
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The Weather Channel Has Fallen Victim to a Ransomware Attack

The Weather Channel lost its live program for 90 minutes, probably due to a ransomware attack. Not a lot of details have been disclosed about the incident, as the FBI investigation is...
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Albany, New York Suffers City Services Downtime Due to Ransomware Attack

New York’s capital district suffers a ransomware attack, and several services will now be available on neighboring halls. The mayor has not clarified whether the ransoms were paid or not, or if...
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Emsisoft Releases Decrypters for the “Hacked” and the “PewCrypt” Ransomware

Emsisoft has released two decrypters that can unlock files that have been encrypted by the Hacked and the PewCrypt ransomware programs. It’s been over a year since Hacked was actively used for...
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More LockerGoga Victims Are Struggling to Get Back to Normality

Two US-based chemical manufacturing companies, Hexion and Momentive, announced a global IT system outages. The attacks were based on the utilization of the LockerGoga ransomware, which is apparently more popular than we...
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LockerGoga on the Spotlight, Dubbing as Wiper and Ransomware

LockerGoga is not only encrypting the victim’s files anymore, but it’s also locking the user out. The Talos team has noticed a cumbersome encryption process, which includes the Recycle Bin as well....
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Norsk Hydro Aluminum Production Giant Still Recovering from Ransomware Attack

Norsk Hydro is living the nightmare right now, trying to get back to normal operation following a ransomware attack. The company’s response to the incident was admittedly good enough, mitigating the affection...
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Georgia County Pays a Hefty $400k to Ransomware Actors who Locked Down their IT...

Georgia county got targeted by ransomware actors and paid $400k to get their systems back. The ransomware was most likely a type of “Ryuk”, one that remains uncracked for the time being....
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BigBobRoss Ransomware Unlocked by Avast and Emsisoft

The two cybersecurity firms have “solved the riddle” and people can free their systems from BigBobRoss. The particular ransomware was not the biggest headache, but still, it accounted for many thousands of...
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“Columbia Surgical Specialists” Falls Victim of Ransomware Actors

"Columbia Surgical Specialists" gets infected by ransomware and pays $15k to unlock patient files. Investigators believe that none of the data were stolen and that the attackers were after a quick swag....

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