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Ransomware Tag

Ragnar Locker is deploying Windows XP virtual machines to encrypt victim's files while evading detecting from security software installed on the host. It is the latest ransomware launched at the end of December 2019 targeting corporate networks in company-wide attacks, also well known for its attack on energy giant Energias de Portugal (EDP), where the attackers asked for a $10.9 million ransom after claiming to have...

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  A newly detected form of ransomware is not only targeting networks but in the case of a successful infection also encrypts all connected devices.   “Snake” ransomware was first detected by security researchers at MalwareHunterTeam last week and detailed by “ethical hacker” Vitali Kremez to reverse-engineer it. Kremez describes Snake as containing a higher level of obfuscation than is typical of previous forms of ransomware.   Snake removes a targeted computer’s Shadow Volume...

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  OK, technically, this article is about malware in general, not about viruses in particular. Strictly speaking, virus refers to a type of malware that spreads by itself, so that once it’s in your system, you may end up with hundreds or even thousands of infected files…   …on every computer in your network, and in the networks your network can see, and so on, and so on. These...

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    Beware, Dear Windows Users!   The cybercriminal group behind BitPaymer and iEncrypt ransomware attacks has been found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability affecting a little-known component that comes bundled with Apple's iTunes and iCloud software for Windows to evade antivirus detection.   The vulnerable component in question is the Bonjour updater, a zero-configuration implementation of network communication protocol that works silently in the background and automates various low-level network tasks,...

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