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Archive: Jul 2016

The New Scourge of Ransomware: A Study of CryptoLocker and Its Friends

Security experts Lance James and John Bambenek tell the Black Hat USA audience how they got together on the CryptoLocker ransomware case and how it went. Black Hat USA host: With no further ado, I will introduce our speakers today. We have John Bambenek and Lance James. Lance James: So, everybody knows what...

Cerber ransomware: virus removal and file recovery

Cybercriminals keep on devising intricate instruments in pursuit of a more efficient online extortion. Compared to the myriads of crypto ransomware floating around the worldwide web these days, the one named Cerber appears to be more advanced as it accommodates a few out-of-the-ordinary properties....

Locky ransomware: virus removal and decryption advice

The victims of ransom Trojans incur a great deal of damage because the thing at stake is their personal data. The indicators of compromise when it comes to ransomware are rather straightforward. These malicious programs don’t conceal the impact that they impair to users, displaying step-by-step tutorials...

Zepto extension virus: files restoration and ransomware removal

Crypto ransomware programs come and go, but the idea of online extortion stays and perseveres with its progress. Having vanished from the antimalware radars for a while, the sample called Locky recently reappeared with a number of new features. Researchers consider the latest spike in its propagation to be...