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  • Widespread malvertising campaign targets high-profile sites, delivers ransomware

    24.10.2014

    A newer version of the Cryptowall ransomware has been delivered to unsuspecting Internet users via malicious ads shown on a considerable number of high-profile websites, including properties in the Yahoo, Match.com, and AOL domains.

  • Koler worm spreads via SMS, holds phones for ransom

    22.10.2014

    A new variant of the Android malware Koler now spreads by text message and holds infected users’ phones hostage until a ransom is paid.

  • Malicious YouTube ads lead to exploits, ransomware

    14.10.2014

    In the last few months, Trend Micro researchers have been following a malvertising campaign that ended up affecting almost exclusively US users at the beat of more than 113,000 per month.

  • Researchers unlock TorrentLocker encryption

    11.09.2014

    A team of Finnish researchers has discovered that the files encrypted by the recently unearthed TorrentLocker ransomware can be decrypted without paying the ransom - if the user has at least one of the encrypted files backed up somewhere, and that file is over 2MB in size.

  • Ransomware rising, even on Android

    08.09.2014

    The first half 2014 saw an increase in online attacks that lock up user data and hold it for ransom – even on mobile devices, according to F-Secure.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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