The deadly combination of the Citadel malware and the Reveton ransomware is still widely used to steal information and money from uninformed users, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns.
Last week malware peddlers have managed to compromise the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites so that they would redirect victims to malicious sites hosting the Cool exploit kit and ultimately leading to ransomware.
Trend Micro researchers have spotted two ransomware variants bearing the same (probably stolen) digital signature in order to fool users into running the files.
In October, GFI Software threat researchers uncovered a large number of Blackhole exploits disguised as Windows licenses (just prior to the release of Windows 8), Facebook account verification emails, Skype voicemail notifications, and spam messages.
Does ransomware designed for Windows 7 and older versions of the OS work on the newly released Windows 8? Symantec researchers took it upon themselves to answer that question by testing a number of ransomware samples currently found in the wild on a in a default Windows 8 environment.
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