Everyday Cybercrime - and what you can do about it
danielm8at April 14,2016 This is pretty cool. It is able to lock out your computer even after you have removed the virus. The only option to decrypt your files is to pay the money. Solutions to this are to back up your files and avoid running unknown programs along with using an antivirus.
pdonyinaat April 25,2016 there are now free utilities for decrypting your data after a ransomware attack. Now the bad news: the tools only work for specific ransomware, not all variants
pdonyinaat April 25,2016 Ransomware is becoming an extremely lucrative business, leading to many variants and campaigns targeting even localized regions in their own specific languages. Although it is possible that these multiple variants are sponsored by the same threat actor, the most likely conclusion is that multiple threat actors are jumping in to claim a portion of an ever increasing ransomware market.
pdonyinaat April 25,2016 One of the latest variants is called TeslaCrypt and appears to be a derivative of the original Cryptolocker ransomware. Although it claims to be using asymmetric RSA-2048 to encrypt files, it is making use of symmetric AES instead
pdonyinaat April 25,2016 most ransomware are usually distributed as an email attachment or through websites that redirect the victim to the Angler Exploit Kit.