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Hackers Are Now Using Your Private Photos As Ransom
Active smartphone users are being warned about a scary new piece of “ransomware” designed to send victims’ private photographs to all the contacts in their address book. The tech security firm McAfee has sounded the alarm over a new type of virus called LeakerLocker, reports The Sun. This creepy ransomware is capable of locking down...
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SamSam Ransomware
SamSam Ransomware is back with New Variant Considered as the most infamous and well-known ransomware today, which alone stole over $325,000 in just 4 weeks since its first appearance last January, SamSam ransomware is back with a new plot in mind. Now it asks for the attacker’s password first before infection. Researchers found this particular...
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Recent research shows, with the widespread use of Apple devices, Mac-specific malware and viruses are now widespread. Apple Macs were once thought to be safer than Windows. Hackers found it more worthwhile to target Windows based operating systems with malware and viruses. A recent study conducted by a veritable IT security firm reported Mac-specific malware...
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Bad Rabbit Ransomware, Phishing Intelligence
Fake News? What’s worse is a Ransomware to Ruin Your Day. People whose job is to gather information, do general research on current events may have been previous victims of fake news from Fake News Sites. Believing in false information could harm you intellectually and socially. What’s worse that could happen next, assuming people has...
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Bitcoins Cyber Criminals, Cybercrime Solutions
What happened? Recently a known Bitcoin exchange which is BTC-E has been shut down and seized by 6 US law enforcement agencies, due to the exchange’s involvement in the theft of 2.21 billion USD from two well-known Bitcoin exchanges Bitcoinica and Mt. Gox. The founder of BTC-E who is named Alexander Vinnick was arrested in...
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Ransomware: the new kind of malware
Ransomware is one of the greatest emerging cybercrime challenges. Ransomware is the largest malware taxonomy and most phishing emails in 2016 contain ransomware. The tactic of ransomware is to hold the victim to extortion by encrypting the victim’s documents, files or disks until the person pays a ransom fee via bitcoin or voucher. The main...
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