Ransomware

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Emsisoft Releases Decryption Tool for Most Variants of the STOP Ransomware

Emsisoft provides a way out to 70% of STOP ransomware victims by releasing a universal decryptor. STOP has claimed 460k victims who were going after a free game or pro-grade software tool....
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Ransomware Actors Exploiting iTunes and iCloud Zero Day on Windows

Researchers have discovered a blunder in Bonjour’s coding, which introduces a well-documented flaw. A capable group of malicious actors have found it and have been exploiting it since August this year. Apple...
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U.S. Senate Proposes Legislation to Protect Public Entities from Ransomware

The U.S. Senate wants to enable the DHS to form expert IT teams that will help organizations with ransomware. The teams will provide technical support, advice, incident response, and data retrieval services....
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Three New Ransomware Decryptors Are Up for Grabs

Kaspersky managed to unlock FortuneCrypt and Yatron, adding two new decryptors on their RakhniDecryptor tool. Emsisoft has released a free decryptor for the WannaCryFake ransomware. The best way to stay unaffected...
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Nemty Ransomware Evolving to Kill Processes and Services

Nemty can now kill processes and services and encrypt files that are underuse. Examples include virtual box systems and files, Thunderbird emails, and Word files. Nemty seems to want to keep...
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Fake PayPal App Site Infects Victims with Nemty Ransomware

Actors are creating convincing PayPal websites and promise spending returns between 3% and 5%. The executable that is downloaded by the victims is not the PayPal app but a variant of the...
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IT Solutions for Dentists Firm Falls Victim to a Ransomware Attack

A company that was backing up dental documents on its cloud infrastructure has fallen victim of a ransomware attack. According to unofficial reports, the firm has already paid the ransom, and they...
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Fortnite Cheat Pack Contains the Syrk Ransomware Encryptor

Fortnite cheat pack is basically Syrk ransomware which encrypts user media files and documents. Victims can find the decrypting key right on their system, so there’s no reason to pay the ransom....
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Troldesh Ransomware Infecting Victims via Compromised Websites

Malicious actors are leveraging compromised URLs to infect victims with Troldesh ransomware. The particular software is most likely to be detected by AV tools, but not always. The actors are using...
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Ransomware Hits Johannesburg Electric Utility and the City Goes Dark

The capital of South Africa sustained a power outage following a ransomware attack against its power provider. City Power announced that the ransomware virus destroyed all of their systems, but they are already...

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