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ThreatSTOP Critical Ransomware

Those of you who follow cybersecurity news in general and our blog in particular have likely noticed a rise in the number of ransomware-related events.

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Los Angeles Times: Why Hackers Are Not Lining Up to Help the FBI

In all of the debate around the Apple vs FBI tussle, many have wondered why someone has not simply stepped up and hacked the phone already.

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Recent malicious CDN block

Recently ThreatSTOP blocked information delivered by a couple of high-profile content distribution networks (CDNs)  causing  certain content to be unavailable to our customers via social media platforms.

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TorrentLocker Ransomware Still Going Strong

TorrentLocker is a family of file-encrypting ransomware first observed in late 2014, that is almost exclusively distributed through spam email campaigns. The ransomware is noteworthy for targeting specific geographic areas, mainly victims in the United States.

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Apple vs the FBI: Tech CEO Viewpoint

The FBI postponed a planned showdown with Apple saying it may not need the phone manufacturer’s help after all to gain access to information on an iPhone.

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Poseidon Has Taken Up Spearfishing

 

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The Many Heads of Ransomware: HydraCrypt New to the Scene

HydraCrypt is a new ransomware recently discovered by McAfee. Like some previous ransomware variants, HydraCrypt is distributed using the Angler exploit kit. HydraCrypt encrypts a victim’s files and appends the filenames with the extension “hydracrypt_ID_<8 random characters>”.

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Vipasana Ransomware Encrypts Offline

Vipassana is a form of meditation, not to be confused with Vipasana--a new Russian ransomware that emerged in December 2015.

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New: Chuingam/Xwin Ransomware

Chuingam, also called Xwin, is a new ransomware that is distributed via email containing a file attachment about "payment transfers." The file has a .cmd extension and is actually just an executable, so when the victim opens the file they get an error window and the malware starts downloading itself onto the computer.

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New: TeslaCrypt Ransomware

TeslaCrypt is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was first released toward the end of February 2015. The ransomware targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

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FBI: Ransomware on the Rise

According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI is once again warning that ransomware is on the rise. The FBI made a similar statement in January 2015. This latest FBI message says it will be on the rise in 2016.

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ThreatSTOP Report: BlackEnergy

Attacks on critical infrastructure are a top concern for government officials and the private sector alike. The ramifications of losing power can be life threatening and have a negative impact on operations of businesses and public services.

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