Category: Ransomware

How to decrypt files encrypted by Sarut ransomware

If you are infected with Sarut ransomware you can try to follow this guide to recover your files that were encrypted. Upload a sample encrypted file, possible email addresses used for ransom contacts and readme file HERE. Download STOPDecrypter tool (latest version HERE). Right click on it and run it as “Administrator”, then you should ...

Progression from Stealth to Damage and Disruption

A decade or two ago, hackers were infiltrating the targeted network silently; they were waiting for the perfect moment to act and exit with no evidence left behind them. Thus, their attacks were unnoticeable and even the target companies hardly noticed that they were the victims of a cyber espionage or cyber-attacks. Hackers were lurking ...

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WannaCry: Still Threatening To Make You Cry

One and a half year later, WannaCry ransomware is still considered as one of the most serious threats in cyber world as well as the most widespread in the ransomware family. According to statistics, it has attacked 74,621 users worldwide. Biggest Ransomware Epidemic in History In May 2017, WannaCry caused one of the biggest ransomware ...

A Leading Media Company, Media Prima Attacked by Ransomware

Ransomware Hits Again It seems the situation is not getting any better because there are more and more major companies and networks reporting to have been victims of ransomware attacks. The most recent one is Malaysia’s leading media company, Media Prima, a company that runs TV, radio channels, newspapers and digital media. In the past ...

All You Need to Know About Cerber Ransomware

What is Cerber ransomware? Cerber is one of the most active kinds of ransomware. It encrypts the files of its victims and demands money in exchange for giving access to their files back. It works even if you are not connected to the Internet, so you can’t stop it by unplugging your PC. Just like ...

What is GoldenEye Ransomware?

GoldenEye has often been referred to as the king of ransomware, because it is considered as probably the worst ransomware ever created. GoldenEye is a variant of the notorious Petya ransomware that also takes advantage of the same EternalBlue exploit to spread from one device to another. It encrypts the entire hard disk drive and ...

What is Alpha Crypt Virus?

Alpha Crypt is a file-encrypting ransomware program that targets all version of Windows. It is a variant of Tesla Crypt ransomware. It was first released at the end of April 2015. Alpha Crypt usually targets different video games. Some of the targets are: RPG Maker, Call of Duty, Dragon Age, StarCraft, MineCraft, World of Warcraft, ...

What is Locky Ransomware?

Locky virus is one of the most destructive ransomware-type infections which occupy an operating system and encrypts all data on it. The initial extension the virus used for the encrypted files was .locky, but as the threat evolved, new extensions such as .asasin, .ykcol, .diablo6, .osiris, .odin, .thor, .zepto, .shit, .aesir and .loptr emerged. Locky ...

Petya Ransomware: More dangerous than WannaCry?

Nobody has fully recovered from the last WannaCry ransomware attack and now there are new attacks spreading throughout the world. This time it is a threat called Petya ransomware. What is Petya? Petya ransomware was a malware that was created in 2006. Now, it has been modified and the new variant has been used in ...

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Is Not Over Yet! Protect Your PC Now!

On Friday (May 12, 2017) a large cyber-attack using WannaCry ransomware was launched. The attack spread to 150 countries affecting 230 000 computers, including telecommunication companies and health institutions. WannaCry ransomware, referred to as WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wanna Decrypt0r, is a ransomware program that targets Microsoft Windows operating system. It is delivered to a victim through ...

How To Prevent Ransomware?

Afraid of ransomware? Don’t be. Follow the below mentioned steps for ransomware protection and you are good to go! First Thing First: Back Up  Don’t just agree with the fact that it is important. Do it also! In case of a ransomware attack, regular up-to-date backups are the most reliable method for recovering data held ...

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Zemana AntiMalware is your #1 protection strategy against ransomware

As Cyber world grows bigger every day, cyber security problems grow with the same speed and in some cases even faster. Ransomware has become one of the biggest problem in cyber world and number one security problem for organizations and individuals as well. It doesn’t request advanced hacking skills and the “pay” is good. Easy ...

Protect your business from ransomware attacks with these 5 steps

The rise of ransomware attacks has financially damaged thousands of organizations and individuals worldwide in the last couple of years and it will only get worse. Herjavec Group stated in one of its reports that the cost of ransomware attack could reach up to $1 billion this year. In the Hackerpocalypse: A Cybercrime Revelation report ...

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What are the most recent ransomware variants?

In the period between 2015 and 2016 there is been an increase in the total number of users who encountered ransomware variants. It rose by 17.7% compared to previous year and, as it seems, it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Owners of small businesses are experiencing a great hip of ransomware attacks since they ...

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Defeat ransomware by applying these must-have tips

Ransomware – if the world itself sounds so terrible, imagine than the consequences of a ransomware attack. We all know that once you get infected with ransomware your sensitive data gets encrypted and attackers demand some form of payment to decrypt it. The thing is that in many cases, once you pay in ransom, the ...

Zemana AntiMalware proved to be the best ransomware protection

Ransomware or also called “your nightmare” is a type of malware that block you from using your PC either by locking your files or system’s screen until the ransom is paid, so you can get in return the decryption key to recover your files. Imagine this scenario: one day you wake up and turn on ...