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Global Security Report: Ransomware as a business explodes

Global Security Report 2017

Ever since Cryptolocker was unleashed on a global scale in late 2013 resulting in the extortion of millions of dollars paid to the perpetrators, cybercriminals have been coming out of the woodwork to get in on the action.

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Faux Faxes Carry New CryptoLocker

This morning we began seeing yet another new version of CryptoLocker from the same person or people that brought us the Australian Electric Company Bill version earlier this week. This time the author spent much more time on improving his product than they did on the delivery presentation.

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New CryptoLocker Has a Walkabout

Looks like we're seeing a rather small amount of messages this morning appearing to look like utility bills from Energy Australia. The graphics look pretty convincing complete with logo and barcode and a lot of what would appear to be pertinent electricity bill information. Although, there are a couple of immediate give...

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Ransomeware: A Simple Approach

Cybercriminals have been using ransomware for quite a while now and while Cyrptolocker has captured most of the headlines lately, there are still plenty of other variants making the rounds. One of those variants we are currently seeing takes a simple(yet effective) approach to lure its victims.

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Trojan Downloaders

The term “malware” is thrown around to cover a wide variety of software. It’s a very broad term in the realm of bad things for computers. It covers a variety of software like viruses, keyloggers, adware, and worms. One particular type of malware known as a Trojan Downloader has been a choice delivery method for malware...

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October in Review

 

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