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Insidious Petya ransomware defeated, decryption tools released

Insidious Petya ransomware defeated, decryption tools released Malware keeps getting nastier all the time, and ransomware in particular seems to be running rampant right now.This week, they scored a major victory against a particularly nasty strain of ransomware called Petya.

Hospital pays ransomware, but doesn’t get files decrypted

Hospital pays ransomware, but doesn’t get files decrypted Rather than unlock the hospital’s files, they asked for more money.It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular internet user or the IT guy at a hospital, a ransomware infection has the same consequences.

Check Point warns against email scammers posing as utility bills

The Check Point Incident Response Team (CPIRT) has received numerous reports of ransomware being spread via fake utility bills.The Check Point Incident Response Team recommends organisations deploy HTTPS Inspection, Sandboxing in hold and prevent, and application white listing and perform scrubbing on incoming documents.

New Android ransomware targets smart TVs

Now, a new version of the Frantic Locker (or FLocker) Android ransomware has started popping up that goes after more than your phone or tablet.The developer is constantly updating the package and adding support for new Android system changes.

Pokémon GO hype: New malware infects users

Pokémon GO hype: New malware infects users ESET has discovered the first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate.Yet, the malicious app still runs in the background using this technique to click on advertisements, generating revenue for its operators.

Exclusive: The unstoppable monster that is cyber crime

Exclusive: The unstoppable monster that is cyber crime “Geographical isolation is not a cyber security measure, there’s no geographic boundary,” he explains.“A ransomware attack means money lost, normally to people residing overseas somewhere faraway we can’t reach,” says Hossein.

No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing

No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing According to the company’s official blog, the malware’s authors use a Ransomware-as-a-Service business model, freely distributing the ransomware builder to aspiring attackers, but requiring a 20% cut of any ransom payments it generates.Shark is distributed through a professional looking website that features information about the ransomware and instructions on how to download and configure it.

Trend Micro shows that Linux systems not so bulletproof against trojans

Trend Micro shows that Linux systems not so bulletproof against trojans It also targets Linux and IoT devices, and also acts as a botnet for DDoS attacks.Mirai targets Linux and IoT devices, particularly DVRs running Linux Firmware.

Trend Micro tackles ransomware threat with new software

Trend Micro tackles ransomware threat with new software According to Tim Falinski, consumer director, Trend Micro New Zealand, Trend Micro’s security solution defends users against well-known dangers, but it also addresses the risks of new attacks, including ransomware.“Cybercriminals are everywhere, watching and waiting for their next victim to get too comfortable and relaxed with their digital footprint,” says Falinski.

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in.There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good.

Ransomware: New report reveals most vulnerable industry

Ransomware: New report reveals most vulnerable industry A new report has revealed which industries are most likely to experience ransomware attacks, with education leading the pack as the most impacted group.The Rising Face of Cyber Crime: Ransomware report from BitSight analysed security ratings of nearly 20,000 companies to identify common forms of ransomware across industries including finance, healthcare, education, energy/utilities, retail, and government.

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security?

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security? The Government says Kiwi organisations need to up their game when it comes to training their staff on cyber security.According to new research from Colmar Brunton, only 17% of New Zealanders say they have received training or advice about cyber security at work, despite New Zealanders grappling with cyber security issues.

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds

Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds Moreover, Phishing emails increasingly contain ransomware, with a report earlier this year revealing 93% of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated,” Whitmore says.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.