Category: Ransomware

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 ransomware? Petya ransomware was a malware that was created in 2006. Now, it has been modified and the new variant has been used ...

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 ...

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How do you 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 that ...

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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 ...