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Dridex: A History of Evolution

In the several years that the Dridex family has existed, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to block the botnetrsquo;s activity.

The ongoing evolution of the malware demonstrates that the cybercriminals are not about to bid farewell to their brainchild, which is providing them with a steady revenue stream.

Windows XP PCs infected by WCry can be decrypted without paying...

Decryption tool is of limited value, because XP was unaffected by last week's worm.

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokeacute;mon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad.

After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.

After I started tracking these infected apps, two things struck me – how rapidly they became popular and the comments in the user review sections.

WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world

Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.
In these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRYrdquo; added to the filenames. Our analysis indicates the attack, dubbed “WannaCryrdquo;, is initiated through an SMBv2 remote code execution in Microsoft Windows.

XPan, I am your father

While we have previously written on the now infamous XPan ransomware family, some of it’s variants are still affecting users primarily located in Brazil.

This sample is what could be considered as the “father” of other XPan ransomware variants.

A considerable amount of indicators within the source code depict the early origins of this sample.

Tell Bart and other ransomware families to ‘Eat my shorts’ with...

Free tools for unlocking Bart, Merry X-Mas and other types of ransomware are released as part of the No More Ransom initiative.

Tell Bart and other ransomware families to ‘Eat my shorts’ with...

Free tools for unlocking Bart, Merry X-Mas, and other types of ransomware have been released as part of the No More Ransom initiative.

A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware...

Users who have had their files encrypted by any version of the Bart ransomware program are in luck: Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has just released a free decryption tool.The Bart ransomware appeared back in June and stood out because it locked victi...

BioWare says Mass Effect: Andromeda bugfixes and improvements are coming

Fixes for single-player (including animation skipping!) and multiplayer are on tap.

‘Sorry, I’ve forgotten my decryption password’ is contempt of court, pal...

Claiming you can't remember your passphrase to unlock data is willful defiance The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives.…

PetrWrap: the new Petya-based ransomware used in targeted attacks

This year we found a new family of ransomware used in targeted attacks against organizations.

After penetrating an organization's network the threat actors used the PsExec tool to install ransomware on all endpoints and servers in the organization.

The next interesting fact about this ransomware is that the threat actors decided to use the well-known Petya ransomware to encrypt user data.

DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not...

W3C's decision to publish a DRM framework will keep the Web relevant and useful.