Ransomware has evolved considerably from its first sighting — Cryptolocker was spotted on 5 September 2013 — and is unlikely to disappear anytime soon as the people behind this breed of malware develop more and more sophisticated ways of weaponising it, a senior security official from global vendor Sophos says.
Businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia have paid an average ransom of $11,781 to ransomware attackers, with some businesses paying a ransom of more than $20,000, according to a newly published report on the growing prevalence of ransomware attacks in the APAC region.
Ransomware infections are reaching pandemic rates, and it is only going to get worse. While most are aimed at Windows there are a growing number of iOS, macOS and Android versions as well.
Cloud IT service managed solutions vendor LogicNow and secrity firm Bitdefender have teamed up to create a new managed antivirus service for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
If you get an email purporting to come from Microsoft with the subject line ‘Windows 10 Free Update’, be warned, it’s a ransomware encryption attack!
Ask the average small business what they’re doing about protecting their digital assets and most of the time you’ll probably get the same answer – not much. One local small business has spotted this vulnerability and intends to exploit it – in a nice way.
There’s still no free decryption for the CryptoLocker/TorrentLocker threat, but a new 16-page whitepaper analysing how this nasty malware works has been released.
Users of Bitcoin have been cautioned to be wary of the risks associated with using the virtual currency and others like Litecoin and Novacoin.
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