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.
TeslaCrypt is one of the newest additions to the ransomware category of malware, and is being pushed out to users left and right.
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