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Ransomware Prevention: Why is It Important?

Although kidnapping and ransoming is quite a common theme in Hollywood movies, its real life counterpart is a horrifying experience in its own. You might live in a peaceful town with low crime rate, but that…Read More

  • Ankit
  • 04 Nov 2016

Ransomware Prevention: Why is It Important?

Ransomware Prevention Why is It Important

Although kidnapping and ransoming is quite a common theme in Hollywood movies, its real life counterpart is a horrifying experience in its own. You might live in a peaceful town with low crime rate, but that…Read More

  • Ankit
  • 04 Nov 2016
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Insights of Ransomware Attacks in 2016

Insights of Ransomware Attacks in 2016

Despite the fact that Ransomware variants haven’t spared any industry, there are still some that have been infected the most. To begin with, education sector has topped this list, followed by government, health care, energy and utilities, retail, and finance industries in the list. Recently, a cyber security firm BitSight has analyzed Ransomware attacks by taking around 20,000 companies in account. Its report has clearly revealed, Education sector to have received most Ransomware attacks, with approximately 13% of all attacks being targeted to the said industry. This figure imitates 1… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 28 Sep 2016
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PadCrypt: Hijacker with A Conscience

There are villains who commit crimes without remorse and there are some that take a totally different approach. Most crypto viruses or Ransomware aim at hijacking and infecting their victim’s computers and extorting money. They are not only a threat to computer security but is also a major hindrance to the internet of things. But regardless of how dangerous they are, we must not forget that they have been designed by humans who might also have a conscience. The best example of such a self-conscious and somewhat ethical crypto virus… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
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CTB Locker – The Professional Saboteur

Unlike regular viruses or malware that can be removed from your computer using an antivirus program, ransom ware or crypto-viruses spell disaster for your files. Once this malicious program makes its way to your computer, there is no asylum from the horrors of losing your valuable data. Another highly proficient Ransomware from the huge family of such crypto-malware is CTB Locker. Like other Ransomware of its kind, CTB Locker secretly encrypts your files, hijacks your computer and demands ransom from the owner in Bitcoin. Common Targets CTB Locker is notorious… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
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Locky: Extension Pioneer

Although, newer strains of Ransomware change file extension names, Locky was the first ever to start the trend. It’s not particularly old, but has become an infamous one in a short span of 5 months. Perhaps, Locky’s fame is credited to its wide spread transmission. A research over it says, out of 10 spam emails, 7 contained Locky executables in the first quarter of 2016. How it infects? Just like many other Ransomware variants, Locky too finds its way via spam emails. More often than not, these emails contain a… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
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Facts and Figures you should know about Ransomware

Even as cyber security specialists work tirelessly towards containing the Ransomware menace – which has sort of gained a pandemic proportions this year – there doesn’t seem to be any permanent respite from…Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Oct 2016
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TorrentLocker: Ghost in Your Machine

There’s something about torrents that makes them controversial. Apart from the fact that you’re downloading stuff for free (even paid stuff for free), it is one of the most common carriers of malware, viruses and Trojans. While our next culprit has nothing to with torrents, its heinousness is enough to make a permanent impression on the victim. Appearing first in 2014, TorrentLocker is a close cousin to other infamous Ransomware such as CTB-Locker, CryptoWall, Locky and CryptoLocker etc. How It Infects Like most other Ransomware, it enters the victim’s computer… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
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PadCrypt: Hijacker with A Conscience

There are villains who commit crimes without remorse and there are some that take a totally different approach. Most crypto viruses or Ransomware aim at hijacking and infecting their victim’s computers and extorting money. They are not only a threat to computer security but is also a major hindrance to the internet of things. But regardless of how dangerous they are, we must not forget that they have been designed by humans who might also have a conscience. The best example of such a self-conscious and somewhat ethical crypto virus… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
No comment

CTB Locker – The Professional Saboteur

Unlike regular viruses or malware that can be removed from your computer using an antivirus program, ransom ware or crypto-viruses spell disaster for your files. Once this malicious program makes its way to your computer, there is no asylum from the horrors of losing your valuable data. Another highly proficient Ransomware from the huge family of such crypto-malware is CTB Locker. Like other Ransomware of its kind, CTB Locker secretly encrypts your files, hijacks your computer and demands ransom from the owner in Bitcoin. Common Targets CTB Locker is notorious… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
No comment

Locky: Extension Pioneer

Although, newer strains of Ransomware change file extension names, Locky was the first ever to start the trend. It’s not particularly old, but has become an infamous one in a short span of 5 months. Perhaps, Locky’s fame is credited to its wide spread transmission. A research over it says, out of 10 spam emails, 7 contained Locky executables in the first quarter of 2016. How it infects? Just like many other Ransomware variants, Locky too finds its way via spam emails. More often than not, these emails contain a… Read More

  • Ankit
  • 13 Sep 2016
No comment
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