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New Ransomware Called DeathRansom Hits The Scene

Early in 2019, a new strain of ransomware appeared.  Called "DeathRansom," its bark was initially much worse than its bite.  Researchers quickly discovered that the new strain only pretended to encrypt a ...

New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...

Pitney Bowes Company Recently Hit By Ransomware

If you're a business owner, you probably utilize at least a few of the services Pitney Bowes offers.  They maintain a global shipping, mailing, e-commerce and financial services empire that touches just ...

Windows Version of iTunes Needs Updated To Avoid Ransomware        

Are you a Windows iTunes user? If so, you should upgrade iTunes immediately or run the risk of being infected with the BitPaymer ransomware strain. The group controlling the software has been ...

New Ransomware Called TFlower Hacks Into Company Networks

Over the last two years, ransomware attacks have become increasingly common against businesses of all shapes and sizes. While the attack vector saw a dip in popularity last year, this year it ...

Report Shows 118 Percent Increase In Ransomware Attacks In 2019

Ransomware roared onto the global stage in 2017. Companies and government agencies around the world felt the impact with widespread campaigns like NotPetya and WannaCry. By 2018, the number of ransomware attacks ...

Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

If you own an Android device, there's a new threat to be at least moderately concerned about.  It takes the form of a new ransomware family that spreads from one victim to ...

Florida City Paid Big Bucks To Hackers Using Ransomware  

The city of Riviera Beach, Florida is the latest high-profile victim of a ransomware attack. Recently, the city council voted to pay more than $600,000 to a hacking group to regain access ...

New Ransomware Looks Like An Anti-Virus Installation

Dharma is a highly successful ransomware strain. It recently has been made even more successful by a change in the way the hackers controlling it are deploying it. The first part of ...

2019 Sees A Huge Rise In Ransomware Attacks

According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were 991 tracked incidents of ransomware attacks against business, resulting in losses slightly exceeding half a million dollars. The number of incidents steadily increased through ...

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