SaveTheQueen Ransomware

Posted: November 28, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
A group of cybercriminals claims to be able to decrypt files locked by any ransomware, and they advertised their services on a public website. In addition to offering this service, they also pose as experienced malware developers who work with high-profile threat actors and often launch attacks that target large international companies. However, this group, calling themselves 'Malicioussecurityservices,' are bluffing – they are not good at what they do certainly, and do not have the tools and data required to help ransomware victims most certainly. The group also claims to be the developer...

MarioLocker Ransomware

Posted: November 28, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The MarioLocker Ransomware is a peculiar file-locker that was spotted on an online file scanning service by security researchers. Trying to run the corrupted binary in a controlled environment revealed the threat purpose quickly – to encrypt the users’ data, and then drop a ransom note on their computers. After completing the file-encryption attack, the ransomware creates a ransom message, which instructs users to open a decryption tool on their computers, which can be used to complete the data recovery process. However, there is a catch – the tool will only work if it is paired with the...

Calum Ransomware

Posted: November 27, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
Despite the increasing number of ransomware threats active in the wild, many users continue to underestimate the importance of regular data backups, and the peace of mind that a reputable anti-virus product can offer. Threats like the Calum Ransomware are being spread via spam emails, fake downloads, malvertising, torrent trackers, and many other malware propagation channels. If you happen to run a copy of the Calum Ransomware on your computer, then the threat may need no more than a few minutes to cause long-lasting damage to your file system by encrypting the contents of various file...

Zobm Ransomware

Posted: November 26, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
Ransomware threats continue to run rampant, and their targets are often chosen arbitrarily – sometimes, it might be an unknown computer user from a random part of the world, and in another case, it might be a high-profile company whose network has been compromised. Regardless of what user type you are, the consequences of being attacked by ransomware are always devastating – these threats are able to cause severe data loss, and it might often be very difficult to recover from their attacks. One of the most effective ransomware families in the past two years has been the STOP Ransomware –...

Kharma Ransomware

Posted: November 26, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The operators of the Dharma Ransomware family appear to be running out of ideas when it comes to naming recent variations of their file-locker. One of the latest variants has been given the name Kharma Ransomware, and it is as threatening as any of the already known variants of the Dharma Ransomware. If you happen to become one of the Kharma Ransomware's victims, then you may end up being unable to access the majority of the documents, images, songs, archives, videos, and other files stored on your computer. This is because the Kharma Ransomware uses a complicated file-encryption scheme...

SpartCrypt Ransomware

Posted: November 26, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
Cybersecurity researchers spotted a new strain of ransomware recently that did not appear to share the code of any of the previously known file-encryption Trojans. The new threat, dubbed SpartCrypt Ransomware, is able to encrypt a wide variety of files, and then mark their names by adding the extension '.SpartCrypt[LordCracker@protonmail.com]-[ID- ].Encrypted.' The good news is that the file-encryption algorithm that threat uses is not very advanced, and malware researchers have already managed to crack it successfully, therefore allowing them to build a fully functional data decryptor....

Rote Ransomware

Posted: November 26, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The ransomware market continues to be a very profitable venture for cybercriminals worldwide, and this is the main reason why we continue to encounter dozens of new file-lockers every month. One of the most prominent ransomware families of 2019 has been the STOP Ransomware, and it has been used to create a large number of file-encryption Trojans that use an identical attack. The only main difference between the STOP Ransomware variants is that they may sometimes use different file extensions to mark locked files, as well as different email addresses for contact. One of the recent updates to...

TurkStatik Ransomware

Posted: November 25, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The TurkStatik Ransomware is a file-locker that is likely to be used against Turkish users exclusively. The main reason to assume this is because it delivers a ransom message written in excellent Turkish, and the message is not available in any other language. The lack of grammatical errors is likely to mean that the author of the TurkStatik Ransomware might be fluent in Turkish too. The good news is that the TurkStatik Ransomware was cracked just days after appearing in the wild – its victims can search the Web for the free TurkStatik decryptor that will enable them to undo the damage...

FUCKaNDrUN Ransomware

Posted: November 25, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
Educational ransomware is an interesting concept that, unfortunately, often gets used for wrongful purposes. The best example for this is the HiddenTear project that was released with good intention publicly, but it took the cybercriminals just a few days to rework the project's code slightly and turn it into a fully weaponized file-encryption Trojan. Thankfully, the original authors of the HiddenTear project anticipated this move, and this is why they opted to implement a fairly simple algorithm that serves the purpose of generating a unique encryption key to be used during the attack....

2048 Ransomware

Posted: November 22, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
File-encryption Trojans are among the most feared cyber threats to be used in the past few years. Their ability to cause long-term damage to the files of their victims has turned them into a major problem for regular consumers and businesses alike. Some file-lockers target companies exclusively, but the Dharma Ransomware is not one of them. The Dharma Ransomware family is made out of dozens of file-locker variants, and one of the latest additions to the malicious family is the 2048 Ransomware. This threat goes after regular computer users, and it might be distributed via various means –...

Kodg Ransomware

Posted: November 21, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
Ransomware has been the big thing in the cybercrime field for the past few years, and, unfortunately, this will not change until users take the necessary precautions to turn ransomware in a non-profitable venture. This means that users should rely on a reputable anti-malware service to keep their computers clean of malware, and they should also keep backup copies of their important files so that they will be able to recover from a potential ransomware attack. Sadly, many users have not adopted either one of these measures, and they are the ones that are prone to fall victims of the Kodg...

CyborgLock Ransomware

Posted: November 20, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The CyborgLock Ransomware is a new file-encryption Trojan whose authors appear to be very inexperienced in the cybercrime field. The main reason to assume this is that they want to receive a ransom payment of $110 via Amazon Gift Cards – few ransomware developers opt for this payment method and, instead, most of them prefer to get the money via a cryptocurrency transaction. Despite the weird demands of the authors, the threatening program they have created should not be underestimated because it has the ability to cause a lot of damage to your files and leave you with few data recovery...

Wacatac Ransomware

Posted: November 20, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The Wacatac Ransomware (also known as the DeathRansom Ransomware) is a dysfunctional cyber-threat that poses as a file-encryption Trojan. The good news is that the Wacatac Ransomware either lacks file-encryption abilities or it has been implemented poorly, and the threat does not cause any damage to files in its current state. In fact, the only problem that the Wacatac Ransomware can cause is to change the names of various documents, images, archives, videos, music, and other files by adding the '.wctc' extension. Thankfully, this does not mean that the files have been encrypted – they can...

Dom Ransomware

Posted: November 19, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
The ransomware field has been dominated by two ransomware families in 2019 – Dharma and STOP. However, there is a third ransomware family that has also sown impressive activity, although it is not nearly as widespread as the latter two. It is the Scarab Ransomware family, and it first made the news in 2018 when the project appeared to be very active – back then, cybersecurity researchers had to categorize dozens of Scarab Ransomware variants each month. The latest member of the Scarab Ransomware family is called the Dom Ransomware, and it is incompatible with free decryption utilities. This...

Mbed Ransomware

Posted: November 19, 2019 | Category: Ransomware
File-encryption Trojans are running rampant online, and you should stay one step ahead of them by investing in reputable data backup services and reliable anti-virus software. Failing to stop a ransomware attack can have devastating consequences for your files because these cyber-threats are able to inflict long-term damage to your file system, which is impossible to reverse without acquiring the decryption key stored on the servers of the attackers. Unfortunately, this task is not always achievable since some ransomware families (like the STOP Ransomware) are very secure, and they cannot...
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