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Corporate Internet Users Watch Out For Conti Ransomware

Although you may not be familiar with the name, a strain of ransomware called "Conti" is surging in popularity on the Dark Web and seeing a rapidly growing number of installations, so ...

Pirated Mac Applications Could Contain ThiefQuest Ransomware

If you have one or more illegal copies of Apple software on your Mac, be aware that there's a new threat to be concerned about. An info-stealing, data wiping malware strain known ...

Major University In California Pays Large Ransom After Ransomware Attack

The University of San Francisco (UCSF) is the latest organization to fall victim to hackers, running afoul of a group utilizing the Netwalker ransomware strain. UCSF is a research university whose recent ...

Thanos Ransomware May Get Around Certain Security Systems

In 2019, a new strain of ransomware called Thanos burst onto the scene and has since been spreading quietly and seeing increased adoption by hackers around the world. The code has been ...

PonyFinal Is Another New Ransomware To Watch Out For

Microsoft recently issued a security advisory about a new strain of ransomware that's been cropping up with increasing frequency in India, Iran and the US. Called PonyFinal, one of the things that ...

Monetary Demands Are Skyrocketing For Ransomware Decryptions

Ransomware attacks have evolved quite a lot over the course of the past year, and have become one of the most visible threats organizations of all sizes face. That is, based on ...

Hackers Are Demanding Extra Ransomware Payments From Victims

Hackers who use ransomware to conduct their attacks have a new trick up their sleeves. A ransomware family has begun employing the tactic of not only demanding payment to unlock infected systems, ...

Ransomware Targets Company Working On A COVID-19 Vaccine

It's common knowledge that hackers are highly opportunistic and certainly not above targeting children, the sick and the dying if there's money to be made. Even so, attacking a drug company currently ...

Coronavirus Health Notifications Being Used To Carry Malicious Threats

A Pakistani-based hacking group that goes by a variety of names, including "Transparent Tribe," "APT36," "Mythic Leopard" and others has been discovered to be behind a particularly nasty attack recently. Researchers with ...

Another Week Another New Ransomware To Be Concerned About

There's a new strain of ransomware to put on your radar. This latest one was discovered by researchers working from SentinelLabs and it has been dubbed Nefilim. Based on the initial research, ...