Another two bite the dust: Kaspersky updates decryption tool to fight ransomware pair

Kaspersky has updated its RakhniDecryptor tool to allow users whose files were encrypted by Yatron and FortuneCrypt ransomware to retrieve their data without paying a ransom. The updated tool is available on the Nomoreransom.org website. Ransomware is a dangerous threat…

WannaCry is still alive hitting almost 75,000 users in Q3 2018

One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide. These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in…

IBM X-Force Report: Fewer Records Breached In 2017 As Cybercriminals Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks

IBM X-Force Report: Fewer Records Breached In 2017 As Cybercriminals Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks Human error responsible for two-thirds of compromised records including historic 424% jump in misconfigured cloud infrastructure CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 4, 2018 – IBM…

Eyeing companies’ most valuable assets, cybercriminals deployed more strategic cyberattacks in 2017

Eyeing companies’ most valuable assets, cybercriminals deployed more strategic cyberattacks in 2017 Trend Micro’s 2017 Security Roundup Report also reveals a dip in overall ransomware threats; but APAC still the most affected region SINGAPORE, March 12, 2018 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a…

Bitglass Report: Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, and Majority of AV Engines Fail to Detect New Ransomware Variant

Bitglass Report: Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, and Majority of AV Engines Fail to Detect New Ransomware Variant One in Three Scanned Cloud Apps Contain Malware Singapore, February 8th, 2018 – Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) company, today announced the results of its…

FriedEx: BitPaymer ransomware the work of Dridex authors

FriedEx: BitPaymer ransomware the work of Dridex authors SINGAPORE, 29 January 2018 – Dridex has been a nightmare for computer users, companies and financial institutions for several years now, so much so that for many, it has become the first…

Malwarebytes Global State of Malware Report Reveals 1000 Percent Increase in Ransomware Detections in Asia Pacific

Ransomware detections in Singapore increased over 95% from 2016. Adware jumped to the number one spot in malware detections for Singapore, surpassing 2016’s top malwares: FraudTools and Riskware Tool. Business threats are rising, and malware is getting more severe. SINGAPORE…

Acronis Releases Free, AI-based Ransomware Protection

Acronis Releases Free, AI-based Ransomware Protection Acronis shares its unique AI-based technology Acronis Active Protection, which numerous independent tests have ranked the most effective and reliable ransomware protection technology on the market, in the form of a free Acronis Ransomware…

Carbon Black 2017 Threat Report: Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Continue to Own the Spotlight

Carbon Black 2017 Threat Report: Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Continue to Own the Spotlight Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit As the calendar shifted from December 2016 to January 2017, the prospect of a large-scale cyberattack loomed. Questions over the possible…

New Report: Cyberattacks on Businesses Increased 23 Percent as ‘New Mafia’ Hits the Digital Streets in 2017

New Report: Cyberattacks on Businesses Increased 23 Percent as ‘New Mafia’ Hits the Digital Streets in 2017 Based on proprietary data, research shows an almost 2,000 percent increase in ransomware detections since 2015 A paradigm shift must occur from shaming businesses…

26 per cent of ransomware attacks now target business – rapidly-evolving ransomware remains a top threat

26 per cent of ransomware attacks now target business – rapidly-evolving ransomware remains a top threat 30 November, 2017 In 2017, 26.2 per cent those targeted by ransomware were business users, compared to 22.6 per cent in 2016. This is…

No Platform Immune from Ransomware, According to SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast

No Platform Immune from Ransomware, According to SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast ·         Ransomware ravaged Windows, but attacks on Android, Linux and MacOS systems also increased in 2017 ·         Just two strains of ransomware were responsible for 89.5 percent of all…

‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Strikes in Ukraine, Russia

‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Strikes in Ukraine, Russia Rick McElroy, Security Strategist, Carbon Black In a similar outbreak to both WannaCry and Petya from earlier this year, it appears a new strain of ransomware known as “Bad Rabbit” has been found…

ESET Researchers Discover First-Ever Ransomware Misusing Android Accessibility Services

ESET Researchers Discover First-Ever Ransomware Misusing Android Accessibility Services  ESET researchers have discovered DoubleLocker, an innovative Android malware that combines a cunning infection mechanism with two powerful tools for extorting money from its victims. “DoubleLocker misuses Android accessibility services, which is…

Dark Web Ransomware Economy Growing at an Annual Rate of 2,500%

Dark Web Ransomware Economy Growing at an Annual Rate of 2,500% Rick McElroy, Security Strategist, Carbon Black Param Singh, Director of Threat Research, Carbon Black CryptoLocker. GoldenEye. Locky. WannaCry. It’s no secret that 2017 is shaping up to be the…