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Synology Urges You To Be On Guard Against Ransomware

Ransomware is some of the nastiest pieces of software in existence and in theory, it could hit anyone. Some people naturally have a greater risk, through the kind of work and tasks they do with their systems.…

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Library Management Software May Be Open to Ransomware Attacks

When it comes to software, schools are either on top of it or a little behind. The reason being is mostly the budgets they have to deal with, one piece of software that is often ignored…

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Get Your System Back From Petya Without Paying a Penny!

When it comes to security threats and risks, the community as a whole is at its best when it has a common goal. An example of this was two weeks ago when a new ransomware was…

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Bitdefender Releases Free Tool to Fend Off Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing vector of attack in recent times and very few are truly safe from it and the potential loss of their personal data. Now antivirus firm Bitdefender have published a free tool that…

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KeRanger Mac Ransomware Flaw May Allow Recovery of Files

A few days ago, KeRanger, the first Mac ransomware found in the wild was discovered. Now, according to researchers from antivirus firm Bitdefender, KeRanger turned out to be based on a previous piece of ransomware known as…

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First Mac-Targetting Ransomware Appears in the Wild

Despite the rising amount of ransomware attacks recently, Apple’s Mac OSX has so far remained unaffected by it. Unfortunately, for Mac-users, security firm Palo Alto Networks announced on Sunday that it had discovered the world’s first ransomware…

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Hospital Pays Bitcoin Ransom to Fix Ransomware

Viruses and malware are issues for the best of us, from forgetting to scan your computer once to being baited in by that interesting link in an email, there are many ways for your system to…

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Hackers Hit Hollywood Hospital With Ransomware

It seems that no system is beyond the reach of hackers out to line their own pockets. For almost an entire week, the Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center has been without its computer systems, due to the…

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CryptoWall 4 Is Being Distributed Via a New Campaign

There has been a huge explosion of online ransomware within the last year or two which has seen a huge number of consumer’s, unfortunately, falling victim to this ever present and growing technique. Now, there is…

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Ransomware Just Got Worse By The Use of JavaScript

Ransomware is probably one of the peskiest and most annoying things that your computer can catch. Not only do you lose access to your files, you have to pay a criminal to release them again. Even…

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Taking Your Money Wasn’t Enough – New Ransomware Steals Passwords First!

Ransomware is a term we’ve heard a lot in recent years, no thanks to the starter of the craze, Cryptolocker. Previously viruses and malware infected a system and caused damage either for a strategic purpose or…

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New Ransomware Does The Unforgivable – Forgets How To Unlock Your Files

Ransomware is a whole new level of problems for computer users. Previously malicious software, or malware for short, would spread causing chaos and destruction wherever it could, but ransomware is a little more targeted. Ransomware is…

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Linux Systems Targeted by New Ransomware

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware that has become even more popular in recent years. Initially, malware was designed to just disrupt or damage a person’s computers or files. Then came ransomware, designed to…

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“Pay The Ransom” Says FBI Ransomware Advice

Ransomware is a significant threat to huge corporations as it is to you and me, the notion of every single byte of your personal files being locked up is a frightening thought to those who have…

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Android Ransomware Gets Cruel – Requires Factory Reset

We’ve all been told about viruses, be it at school or by our children, we all know that they are nasty little pieces of code that can do some nasty things to our PC’s. Even fewer…

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Ransomware Locks Your Android Phone Pin And Asks For Cash

Ransomware is akin to the booming stock market of yesteryear for hackers, the notion of locking an individual’s infected device is a powerful reality for today’s modern day connected gadgets. As such it can be no…

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Malicious Porn App Took Secret Photos of Users

A fraudulent Android porn app that took secret photos of users and attempted to blackmail them has been discovered by security firm Zscaler. Adult Player purported to offer users pornographic videos, but quietly used an Android…

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Extensive Malvertising Campaign Targets Yahoo!

This Malvertising Campaign is no longer active having been reported to Yahoo by Anti Malware blocker Malwarebytes, it’s still newsworthy to note the stats and techniques which targeted yahoo Ad Network for now and future reference.…

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Windows 10 Ransomware Discovered

Well this didn’t take long! A new form of ransomware has been discovered which if downloaded, will automatically encrypt your files before demanding a fee to unlock them. The distributors of this malicious code are attempting…

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US Police Forced to Pay Bitcoin Ransom

It’s strange to think that the police force could become a victim of hackers. The strict network security implementation would make you think that they’re safe from any hacking scheme. Clearly not. Maine police departments have…

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Kaspersky Develops Ransomware Decryption Tool

Ransomware is becoming more prevalent and taking user’s data hostage and demanding money for the release. Now with crime fighters getting their hands on a server Kaspersky has been able to make a decryption tool by using…

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Shape-Shifting ‘Beebone’ Malware Taken Down by Europol and the FBI

It looks like a shape-shifting malware that was able to change its identity up to 19 times a day to avoid detection has been put to rest by Europe’s Cybercrime Centre and the FBI. The malware…

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iCloud Hack Takes Out Apple Devices in Australia and New Zealand

Some Australians and New Zealanders who own iPads and iPhones received a rude awakening from an online attacker. When they powered up their iOS devices, their home screens were locked on a nefarious message. “Device hacked…

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Ransomware Threat Awareness Rising Among IT Security Experts

Almost half of IT security staff know at least one company that has been hit by ransomware attacks, designed to lock victims out of critical files until a monetary ransom is provided. It’s a frightening threat with…

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Avast Releases Free Tool to Remove Simplocker Ransomware From Hijacked Phones

Security company Avast has announced the release of the avast! Ransomware Removal, a new tool designed to help compromised Google Android users decrypt files on devices hijacked by Simplocker. If you’re not familiar, Simplocker is a nasty…

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“Oleg Pliss” Apple iPhone Hack Spreads To the USA, UK and New Zealand

On the back of yesterday’s news that Australian Apple Devices were getting hijacked through the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature it turns out that the problem is significantly more widespread than first reported. The ‘Oleg Pliss’ ransomware…

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Ransomware The Good, Bad, And The Ugly

There are some sick people out there, people that try to take advantage of poor souls that do not know and understand computers. Today I happened upon a friends computer that had this strange image posted…