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New Ransomware Alert! TeslaCrypt is After Your Game Files

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 March 27, 2015

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The ransomware menace is becoming a sore of the Internet. Just last month, we had released an extensive blog post about the alarming growth in ransomware attacks across the world. There are around 12 families of ransomware detected in the wild as of now. And joining the gang is a...

Microsoft Extends Windows XP support for UK government – IT Security News

 April 5, 2014

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Looks like Microsoft hasn’t been completely truthful about pulling off support from Windows XP post April 8th, 2014. Scroll below to catch this and other interesting IT security stories of the week. Microsoft extending Windows XP support for the UK Government for a hefty £5.5 million The great hoo-ha about...

Online Ad Campaigns Mimicking as the CryptoLocker

 March 10, 2014

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CryptoLocker is a recently discovered Windows malware that encrypts user data and makes it unusable. It demands the user for a certain amount of money (ransom) to decrypt the data. As of December, 2013, the creators of CryptoLocker were able to pull in $30 million in just 100 days. So,...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 December 27, 2013

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Here’s what has been brewing in the world of IT security this week. We have news about the recently discovered malware called CryptoLocker, Ransomware, Target’s hack, and a small interesting news about Snapchat. Crime doesn’t pay, but it sure does in case of the CryptoLocker Discovered in September, the ransomware...

CryptoLocker ups its Extortion Game – Launches Pricey Online Decrpytion Service

 November 8, 2013

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We have been keeping our readers updated about CryptoLocker – the menacing ransomware that encrypts files and demands money in exchange for a private key for decrypting the data. Once the malware encrypts the files, the victim has 72 hours to pay the ransom ($300 USD), failing which, the private...

This Week’s Latest News and Updates on Information Security

 October 25, 2013

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Official PHP Website Falls Prey to Hackers Did you recently visit the official website of the open-source PHP programming language? Let’s hope you did not. News are up that the site has been compromised, and is being used to drop a Trojan horse onto systems used to visit the site....

Alert: Ransomware are on the loose. Know what precautions you should take to prevent data loss

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 October 22, 2013

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A few weeks back we had informed our readers about CryptoLocker – a new type of a ransomware that has been let loose on the Internet. This post discusses some more important facts about this malware, and steps you must take to prevent it from affecting your computer. What is...

CryptoLocker – the New Ransomware on the Loose

 September 23, 2013

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Previously we had reported about the “FBI virus”. The virus locks the computer screen and stops the user from using the infected machine until they agree to pay a certain amount of money to the cybercriminal. Today, we will discuss a new entry in the list of file encrypting ransomware;...