Yet another type of ransomware has been detected by malware researchers.
Active spam campaigns delivering fake notices about temporarily locked accounts have been spotted in the last few days delivering a deadly malware combination: the Dalexis downloader and the CTB-Locker (aka Critroni) ransomware.
Yet another piece of ransomware has surfaced, and this one has several interesting things about it: it expressly avoids targeting US users, and it has a hardcoded list of file types it avoids encrypting.
Here's some very good news for victims of the TeslaCrypt ransomware: Cisco researchers have created a tool for them to decrypt the files themselves and avoid paying the asked for ransom.
Cybercrooks wielding ransomware might prefer getting paid in Bitcoin, but the crypto currency is just a way to obfuscate the real destination of the payment - as soon as they can, they turn the Bitcoin into "real" money, IBM senior fraud prevention strategist Etay Maor shared in his presentation at RSA Conference 2015.
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