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WannaLocker Targets Android Users in China! It’s a Copycat of WannaCry

WannaLocker Ransomware Cloning WannaCry, a new ransomware named Wannalocker is being spread in China increasing. The new ransomware, Wannalocker is preying on Android OS through gaming forums impersonating itself as “King Of Glory” plugin. The ransomware was first recognized by Qihoo 360, a Chinese security firm, while Avast detected it and coined it as WannaLocker. WannaLocker clones most of its features from the widespread WannaCry encrypting files on external storage of the Android device that it hit. This is not the…

Erebus Linux Ransomware Attacks South Korean Firm, Pays $1M Ransom!

Erebus Ransomware The day of June 10 was not a very fortunate day for South Korean web hosting company NAYANA, which was attacked by ransomware named as Erebus ransomware. The attackers not only succeeded in hacking 150 of its Linux servers but also infected 3,400 of the business websites the company hosts. Eventually, the company lost a huge amount of its data to these hijackers. This is bigger than the WannaCry Ransomware attack which was trending last month! Following these events, the attackers demanded 550 bitcoins…

Confirmed: WannaCry Worm Linked to North Korea!

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Reports of a recent investigation from Britain’s Nation Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggests North Korea’s link to the WannaCry Malware. The Malware had its major impact on NHS and many other major organizations across the world in May. The links are to a North Korea based hacking group, known as Lazarus Group. Although NCSC, working with GCHQ, the UK surveillance agency has not officially confirmed these reports, sources have told us about an international investigation carried out by NCSC that…

Mac Ransomware is Now Spreading Furiously, Over to You Mac Users!

Mac Ransomware Attacks A warning is put out by Fortinet for Mac users at potential risks to malware attacks. The warnings are about a Ransomware-as-a-Service or RaaS that is targeting on Mac devices. Since the widespread WannaCry attack, Mac users have been safe to malware but the attackers and cyber criminals have taken this as a new opportunity as Mac devices are easier to access. The Ransomware can attack the MacOS as software or an email from an unidentified source which will encrypt all the data on the system demanding…

WannaCry 3.0 Ransomware Spreading Now, WCry 2.0 Was Just a Test?

WannaCry 3.0 Ransomware    Here's the detailed guide on how to protect your system from WannaCry Ransomware in future. WannaCry 3.0 Ransomware is now infecting systems worldwide. Reports suggest WannaCry links to Lazarus Group and the origin of attack was North Korea. Read this report now to find out more about WannaCry 3.0 and the similar codings (Contopee) of Lazarus Group. This group was responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures & a robbery of $81M on a Bangladeshi Bank in 2014! Thanks to Marcus Hutchins who stopped…

WannaCry Ransomware Hits 200,00+ Systems in More Than 99 Countries! [Updated]

Updated on 17th may: I have written a detailed guide on how to stop WannaCry Ransomware creeping into your system in the future. The solution has already been out. The decryption key is already out. Stay tuned for more update on this. The recent update on WannaCry 3.0 Ransomware (released on 16th May 2017) is making it even dangerous. Decrypt code : WNcry@2ol7 What is WannaCry Ransomware The fact cannot be denied that cyber attacks in 2017 have been increasing and the hackers have left no stone unturned with the help of…

Cerber 6 Ransomware: Toughest One to Detect & Remove? Know More!

Cerber 6 Ransomware Cerber Ransomware has taken the cyber world by storm by taking over 87% share in terms of cyber attacks via Ransomware in 1st Quarter of 2017. As if this wasn't enough for the cyber-criminals, Cerber 6 is slowly taking its shape to rule the cyber world as per Trend Micro. The ransomware is spread smartly via Spam Emails which includes a malicious JavaScript File. Once the user downloads the file, it executes the payload which runs Cerber 6 Ransowmare right after 2 minutes in the background. At times, it…

‘Patcher’: New MacOS Ransomware is an Alarm for Piracy Lovers

'Patcher' a new ransomware family has been discovered that targets MacOs users. Antivirus company ESET has just discovered the new MacOS ransomware that is dangerous and bad news in general. A badly coded ransomware is being spread through torrents and other piracy websites. It was found on BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer distribution site. Next time when you download Adobe Premiere Pro and Microsoft Office for Mac from BitTorrent or other torrent download website make sure you are giving an open invitation to this…

Cerber Ransomware Pardons Security Software

Cerber has slowly becoming famous. As of writing this, Cerber version 5 is already out in the wild. The new iteration of ransomware RANSOM_CERBER.F117AK has left the security products untouched. It has baffled security researcher. Moreover, this looks more like a challenge to antivirus and firewall company as cerber could encrypt files right under their nose. Trend Micro research team has already mentioned about it.  The new version mocks all security software by not touching its file and snooping around the system files. It…

Nemucod Ransomware-as-a-Service Now Distributes Cerber Ransomware!

Cerber was first noticed in 1st quarter of 2016 and since then, it spread rapidly within no time with the help of Ransomware-as-a-Service . Recently, Microsoft reported that Cerber is on the top position in Ransomware families infecting more than thousands of systems around the world every day! And it seems like Cerber isn't going to stop any more as Nemucod Ransomware-as-a-service appears to be yet another RaaS to distribute Cerber freshly! According to Cyren blog, it might be the newer version of Cerber or it might be…