Category: Ransomware

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 ...