Ransomware Tag

Ransomware hits both individuals and businesses, but businesses are being targeted more than ever, and end up paying significantly higher ransoms—often tens of thousands of dollars. This week, Los Angeles Valley College disclosed that it paid $28,000 in ransom to hackers who had used malicious software...

Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations of all sizes. Earlier this year, the FBI projected that in 2016, ransomware victims would pay $1Billion dollars to recover their data. For many cyber thieves, ransomware has become the preferred crime, surpassing even credit card...

Leveraging the new clustering feature of the Lastline Knowledge Base to study recent ransomware threats Authored by: Grégoire Jacob and Stefano Ortolani With this blog post, we want to demonstrate how you can leverage the Lastline Knowledge Base and its new clustering feature to extract some key...

Last week, banks in Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey saw the distribution of malware that steals credentials from users of their apps on Android phones and tablets, as well as intercepting the two-factor authentication codes users can receive via text message for increased security. Delivered in the...

Last week brought us a new ransomware flavor, Cerber. Perhaps its most novel aspect is the fact that, unlike other attacks that only leave their ransom notes via text files and popup windows, Cerber also leaves a sound file and a VBscript file that lets it gloat...

Bridging static and dynamic analysis using Lastline process snapshotting Authored by: Arunpreet Singh and Dr. Christopher Kruegel   Scareware is a type of malware that takes advantage of people’s fear of revealing their private information, losing their critical data, or facing irreversible...