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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: ransomware

Abuse.ch Targets, Blocking Three Additional Ransomwares

 

ThreatSTOP Security Researchers have added three new target lists to our system. These targets leverage additional data from the ransomware tracker at abuse.ch to secure against ransomware threats.

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Author Releases Private Key Unlocking Petya/GoldenEye Ransomware

In light of the devastating NotPetya attack, the creator of the original Petya ransomware has released his private key for the malware. This means victims of the original Petya attacks (excluding NotPetya) will be able to decrypt their files for free.

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 8/3/2017

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 7/24/17

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 7/7/2017

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WildFire Locker – Ransomware Disguised as Missed Delivery

Ransomware operators do not usually target specific victims as a source of money, but this campaign might change that.

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Adylkuzz - Quietly Mining Cryptocurrency

In May 2017, the WannaCry Ransomware Attack was all over the news being, what some will say, is the biggest cyberattack to date.

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NotPetya Ransomware Attack Hits Europe Moving On To U.S.

NotPetya ransomware, also known at PetrWrap, is a new virus currently ripping through Europe and is showing signs of moving onto the U.S. So far over 2,000 targets have been hit. These include Russia’s top oil producer, and Ukrainian Banks and Power Grid. Attacks have also been noted on the German Metro system, Denmark, France, Spain, and more. The name itself is derived from the original belief that this was a subset of the Petya malware on closer inspection, Kaspersky Labs has declared that this was incorrect and redubbed the new virus NotPetya.

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Bi-Weekly Security Update 6/22/2017

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Jaff Ransomware Is Nothing to Laugh About

Jaff ransomware is very similar to other "standard" ransomware in its use of AES encryption to encrypt its victim's files. It’s attributed to the creators of Dridex, Locky and Bart, and has been spreading in high volume through the Necurs botnet. Read More

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