Security firm Emsisoft has lost the ability to produce keys that could decrypt files encrypted by the BlackMatter Windows ransomware gang, something it has been doing for a while.
Ransomware is the highest-profile type of malware attack at present: from oil pipelines to healthcare and food processing, ransomware infiltrates a diverse variety of industries, and no sector is left unharmed.
ANALYSIS The Australian Federal Police appears to have provided the best possible argument for not passing federal bills that seek to enhance its powers, following the provision of details about using existing Australian encryption laws to read the encrypted messages of criminal gangs and take them down.
The latest Cyberthreats Report from cyber protection powerhouse Acronis says that 2021 will see remote workers and managed service providers targeted by cyberattackers, with data exfiltration to outpace data encryption
Ransomware has changed from being just about encrypting a victim's data and become primarily about data exfiltration, the Russian security firm Kaspersky says.
Ransomware groups appear to be co-operating with each other to leak data, security sources have told iTWire, with two recent incidents highlighting what could well be a further headache in a growing problem.
The security firm Emsisoft has warned anyone hit by the Ryuk ransomware that the decryption tool supplied by the malicious attackers behind Ryuk may no longer be able to decrypt files that have been encrypted.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has reiterated its advice to Australians regarding ransomware infections, saying that it strongly advised people not to pay any ransom.
Australian firm Fast Data Recovery, which has been claiming to be able to decrypt files encrypted by the Windows Dharma ransomware, is offering its services from a second site, under the domain ransomware-recovery.com.au.
Open-source file syncing and sharing software company ownCloud has tied up with Swiss IT security vendor Securosys SA to offer integration of hardware security modules when encrypting and decrypting files.
Cyber security firm Bitdefender has released an updated version of its decryption tool for the prolific Windows ransomware known as Gandcrab, in collaboration with Europol, the Romanian police, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
The Australian Labor Party's support for the government's encryption Bill will be an indicator of whether it supports big technology companies in the US or the Australian people, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton claims.
A security researcher claims to have cracked the encryption used for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor firmware and has published a decryption key.
A Comae Technologies blog post by Matt Suiche, who describes himself as a “Hacker, Microsoft MVP and Founder of @comaeio” has arrived, entitled “WannaCry - Decrypting files with WanaKiwi + Demos.”
Security firm Bitdefender has released a free tool to help Windows users who have been hit by the Bart ransomware.
Software engineers at data recovery vendor Kroll Ontrack say they have developed a new technology that can “drastically reduce” the amount of time it takes to recover encrypted hard drives with a logical or physical failure.
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