The rate of ransomware is rising, largely due to the availability of exploit kits and ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) packages in underground marketplaces.
Ransomware attacks are getting worse — the new LockCrypt variant uses brute-force RDP to infect devices, remain persistent and defeat antivirus defenses.
Kaspersky Lab has reported that mobile ransomware infections are on the rise to booming strains of the Svpeng malware family.
Cybercrime tools available through private networks and on the Dark Web make it easier than ever for would-be fraudsters to infiltrate networks.
Fatboy ransomware recently added location-based pricing along with extra service for cybercriminals looking for ransomware-as-a-service.
Ransomware-as-a-service empowers cybercriminals to order up infections on-demand. Is this the future of digital attacks?
According to recent reports, Cerber ransomware dominated the malware marketplace in the first months of 2017, reducing Locky to irrelevance.
According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index for 2017, commercial malware made a notable comeback in 2016 and remains a top threat in 2017.
Cybercrime-as-a-service poses a new security challenge because it allows malicious actors to leverage other cybercriminals' resources to conduct attacks.
The developers behind the Petya ransomware have added a second payload that makes the malware more effective — and more dangerous.