Crypto-ransomware continues to be a very effective way for cyber crooks to "earn" serious money: the method is so lucrative that with a single campaign, the crooks have managed to get their hands on 810 BTC (over $217,000) in a month.
The last days of the past and the first days of the current year have been unlucky for visitors of several popular sites including the Huffington Post and Gamezone.com, which were unknowingly serving malicious ads that ultimately led to a ransomware infection.
ESET researchers analyzed a widespread case of ransomware generally known as TorrentLocker, which started spreading in early 2014.
A growing number of flaws in web browsers is viewed as the biggest endpoint security headache by today’s IT decision-makers, according to Malwarebytes.
In the third quarter, McAfee Labs detected more than 307 new threats every minute, or more than five every second, with mobile malware samples growing by 16 percent during the quarter, and overall malware surging by 76 percent year over year.
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