Security Knowledge [Feb, 8, 2017]

Spring clean your PC in 5 simple steps and prevent malware

Emsisoft brings you five simple steps to spring clean your Windows computer and keep it free from malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 10, 2017]

From Darknet with Love: Meet Spora Ransomware

Meet the newest ransomware family that adopts sophisticated encryption techniques and modern commercial models in its quest for riches.

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Emsisoft Lab [Jan, 4, 2017]

Emsisoft Releases Free Decrypter for Globe3 Ransomware

Today, Emsisoft CTO/researcher Fabian Wosar released a new version of the Emsisoft Globe Ransomware Decrypter that can recover files locked by the latest version of this threat that made its presence felt for the first time during the summer of 2016.

Emsisoft Lab [Dec, 30, 2016]

Emsisoft Releases Free Decrypter for OpenToYou Ransomware

Emsisoft researcher Fabian Wosar has created a decrypter for the newly discovered OpenToYou ransomware that will allow infected victims to recover encrypted files without needing to pay a ransom.

Security Knowledge [Dec, 26, 2016]

Hacked abandoned webservers: The invisible helpers for malware authors

Abandoned websites have become the breeding ground for malware injection and ransomware infection. Users and admins alike, here’s what you need to know.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2016]

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not a new threat, the Emsisoft team recently encountered a new ransomware variant known as RAA. Known to encrypt personal files it also goes one step further by dropping Pony malware, a known stealer of private data.

Security Knowledge [May, 16, 2016]

The big ‘R’: Ransomware. Why businesses and institutions are at risk and what to do about it

There is one reoccuring topic within the industry which eventually makes it into the news: Ransomware. Data blackmail is an easy way for criminal hackers to make money – with businesses being an easy target. Supermarkets, Wholesale, Petrol Stations – even hospitals are endangered and need to take the precaution of being prepared.

At Emsisoft, we take this global threat more than serious – for years. What happens if ransomware happens, how it happens and what to do before and after – we’ve taken a deeper look in behind the scenes of cyber criminality nowadays and offer solutions and advice.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Aug, 5, 2015]

Beware! That Windows 10 update message could be ransomware in disguise

Are you waiting for your Windows 10 update? If so, you’re a target for ransomware!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 6, 2015]

Ransomware “Locker” automatically decrypts all affected files, after its creator is struck by conscience

Locker, a new ransomware variant was discovered last month. In a surprising turn of events the creator of the ransomware actually posted a public apology and promised to automatically decrypt files on affected systems.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 20, 2015]

Malvertising makes use of the Magnitude exploit kit to deliver ransomware

Malvertising networks lead users to ransomware using the Magnitude exploit kit. CryptoWall 3.0 is the first malware dropped.

Emsisoft Lab [May, 5, 2015]

PClock turns your WordPress blog into a malware command center

The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 9, 2015]

New Cryptolocker copycat PClock2 discovered that targets over 2,500 file extensions

A new variant to the PClock ransomware has emerged that targets a large number of file extensions. The locked files can be retrieved by using Emsisoft’s decryption tool.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 29, 2015]

VaultCrypt ransomware offers fake customer support

Like most other variants of ransomware, VaultCrypt encrypts files, but instead of directly asking for a ransom, it directs users to their so called “customer support” website.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 14, 2015]

New Cryptolocker variant attacks games

A new variant of the widespread ransomware, Cryptolocker encrypts game files including saves and DLC. Several popular game titles are affected and the usual Cryptolocker remedies do not provide an easy solution making this ransomware a serious threat.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 9, 2015]

Ransomware Cryptowall makes a comeback via malicious help files

Malware has just entered new territories. Bitdefender discovered a new type of attack in which users are spammed with emails containing help files laced with ransomware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 9, 2015]

The Huffington Post hacked! Advertisements were laced with ransomware

Hackers placed ransomware ads on the Huffington Post website demanding for USD$300.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 7, 2015]

Updated ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ Targets Windows Using the TOR Network

Ransomware ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ is using the TOR network to mask its tracks. It encrypts users data and asks for ransom in return for the key to unencrypt the data.

Emsisoft Lab [Sep, 10, 2013]

CryptoLocker – a new ransomware variant

Over the past few days Emsisoft’s malware research team has received numerous reports of a new file encrypting ransomware strain. This new family of ransomware is commonly referred to as CryptoLocker or Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A. Like all file encrypting ransomware (also known as crypto malware) the goal of the attacker is to encrypt important files on the […]