Ransomware

Ransomware is a great tool for hackers who want to generate quick cash - by creating an infected link, file, or website, an attacker can hold a user's computer hostage until a ransom is paid. Obviously this tactic fails if your data is properly backed up, but many don't utilize this option...

Ransomware-Locky may experience a slight decline, but it's not because someone has finally found a way to banish it once and for all. A new type of ransomware, "Zepto", is hitting the cyber world in a big way and locking all of the files in its path. Both malicious attacks are similar...

Ransomware attacks are skyrocketing in popularity - approximately $1 Billion spent in 2016 alone to free networks and data from hackers' grasps. Ransomware attacks occur when a hacker infiltrates your network, locks up everything and demands payment in return for the digital key. If that demand isn't met, everything you've worked...

In a rare turn of events, the creators of the ransomware TeslaCrypt actually turned over the very key that unlocks their malicious program. An analyst at ESET happened to notice that TeslaCrypt was slowly shutting down over the past few weeks. On a whim, he requested that the TeslaCrypt decryption key be...

An increasing number of ransomware attacks is an unfortunate trend as we move into the second half of 2016, and they have needled everyone in the public and private sectors. Most recently, the House of Representatives has issued warnings to its employees regarding third party website interaction on its computers and associated technology....

If readers have heard about Petya, the newest in a slew of recent ransomware attacks, hopefully it's been through a blog like this. The newest "IT" malware attack to hit the scene, Petya is hidden within documents attached to emails that purportedly come from someone interested in obtaining work. Until...