Since its initial launch five years ago, the Necurs botnet has quickly ascended the cybercriminal ranks. Today, it controls more than 6 million endpoints.
According to recent reports, Cerber ransomware dominated the malware marketplace in the first months of 2017, reducing Locky to irrelevance.
Researchers recently discovered a new strain of ransomware, Spora, that allows victims to select tiered options in a slick, user-friendly payment process.
Security researcher Bart Blaze discovered that cybercriminals have been spreading Locky ransomware using the Facebook Messenger app.
The challenge of protecting your brand is growing as ransomware and other targeted attacks become increasingly frequent and complex.
According to the most recent Proofpoint threat report, nearly 97 percent of malicious emails observed in Q3 2016 contained Locky ransomware.
The DXXD ransomware, first observed in September, made a strong return to the malware scene with a different encryption method and some new threats. According to Bleeping Computer, the previous version of the ransomware had been effectively skunked...
The Department of Justice estimated that 4,000 ransomware attacks will occur every day this year, a 300 percent jump compared to 2015, according to Forbes. But the overall number of attacks does not tell the whole story. Even though certain...
Instead of sending phishing emails to millions of random users, the Dridex malware infection is now targeting a smaller number of large financial services.
Locky ransomware is using Brazil as a testing ground for some new extortion techniques, but it's not the first malware to wreak havoc in the country.