Tag: ransomware

On the Wire Podcast: Jeremiah Grossman
Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Jeremiah Grossman

Jeremiah Grossman is one of the more well-respected and accomplished members of the security community and after more than a decade building WhiteHat Security, he recently joined SentinelOne as chief of security strategy. He’s been working on and thinking about the ransomware problem and trying to come up with answers […]

Cerber Ransomware Seen Using Tor
Device Security, Hacking

Cerber Ransomware Seen Using Tor

Ransomware authors have adopted a number of new tactics recently to help avoid detection and stop takedown attempts, and the latest move by the gang behind the Cerber malware is the use of both Google redirection and the Tor network as evasion and obfuscation mechanisms. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos group have […]

Europol Warns That Ransomware is Biggest Online Threat
Device Security

Europol Warns That Ransomware is Biggest Online Threat

Ransomware has become the largest threat to consumers and businesses in the EU, according to a new threat report from Europol. The Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment points to variants such as Cryptowall, Cryptolocker, Teslacrypt, and CTB-Locker as representing the biggest security problem for European users. Ransomware is not a new […]

The FBI Wants Your Ransomware Infection Story
Device Security

The FBI Wants Your Ransomware Infection Story

As ransomware infections have spread through enterprise networks and infected millions of consumer devices, security experts and law enforcement officials have continued to search for answers. Now, the FBI is asking for victims who have been infected to come forward and detail their issues as a way for the agency to […]

Cry Ransomware Pinpoints Victims Via Google Maps API
Device Security

Cry Ransomware Pinpoints Victims Via Google Maps API

UPDATE: A new strain of ransomware known variously as Cry or CryLocker has emerged, and it’s using a few novel techniques, including communicating via UDP and using the Google Maps API to find victims’ locations. Researchers at the MalwareHunterTeam discovered the CryLocker ransomware and analyzed its behavior, with the help […]