Tag Archives: Ransomware

Microsoft takes down botnet that infected nine million devices

by Rob Thubron, TechSpot

Necurs was one of the largest botnets ever.

What just happened? Microsoft has revealed it was part of a team that took down the Necurs botnet. The network had infected over nine million devices worldwide, making it one of the world’s largest botnets. It was used to send malware-packed spam emails, steal login details, deliver ransomware, and more.

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Ransomware: Cybercriminals are adding a new twist to their demands

by Liam Tung, ZDNet

Pay the ransom or we’ll leak your data is the latest trend, warns cybersecurity company.

Ransomware could be getting even nastier: a security firm is warning over a new trend among some ransomware attackers to not just encrypt data, but steal some of it and use it as leverage to ensure a target pays up. 

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Don’t download this Windows 10 update – it’s packed with ransomware

by Anthony Spadafora, techradar.pro

If you get an email claiming to be from Microsoft about a Windows update, don’t open it.

Security researchers from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs have discovered a new malicious campaign which spoofs urgent update emails from Microsoft to infect user’s systems with the Cyborg ransomware.

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Windows security warning: Ransomware is growing fastest, and just got harder to tackle

by Steve Ranger, ZDNet

Crypto-locking malware attacks are growing, and could become more dangerous after the apparent departure of a big player.

Ransomware is growing fast and could become more difficult to tackle as the criminal ecosystem shifts from a few dominant players to many smaller ones.

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