ransomware

  • Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

    Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

    A new bit of ransomware is now attacking Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. Called Linux.Encoder.1 the ransomware will encrypt your MySQL, Apache, and home/root folders. The system then asks for a single bitcoin to decrypt the files. From Dr.Web Antivirus: Once launched with administrator privileges, the Trojan dubbed Linux.Encoder.1… Read More

  • White-Hat Hackers Create A Service To Save Files Hacked By CryptoLocker Malware

    White-Hat Hackers Create A Service To Save Files Hacked By CryptoLocker Malware

    CryptoLocker is some nasty stuff. It is a type of malware that, when run, begins encrypting your entire disk and then requests a certain fraction of a bitcoin to decrypt it. The software began circulated in 2013 and researchers believe that the number of victims is well in the six figures at this point. According to Brian Krebs, security companies FireEye and Fox-IT have teamed up to offer… Read More

  • New Ransomware Blocks Your DNS Connection And Forces Your Computer To Mine Bitcoins

    New Ransomware Blocks Your DNS Connection And Forces Your Computer To Mine Bitcoins

    A new bit of malware, Linkup, is a clever girl. First it takes control of the DNS servers your computer pings to connect to the Internet and, while you’re wondering how to delete it, begins mining bitcoins on the sly. Anti-virus purveyors Emsisoft identified the ransomware in the wild. Read More