ransomware

Gaming
Gaming

New Ransomware Locks Your Files Unless You Play 'PUBG'

'I don’t want money! Just play PUBG 7 hours!' the ransomware says.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Infrastructure for the ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Appears to Have Shut Down

Most of the servers and sites used by the hackers behind the ransomware are down just a day after the outbreak started.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.25.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine

There’s a potentially massive new ransomware spreading in eastern Europe.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.24.17
wannacry
wannacry

Why Is the FBI Really Going After the Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry?

An attempt to connect the dots between the FBI's surveillance tools, WannaCry, Marcus Hutchins, and Kronos.
Marcy Wheeler
9.7.17
malwaretech
malwaretech

Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Pleads Not Guilty to Creating Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was shockingly arrested at the airport after Def Con.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Behind WannaCry Cashed Out Bitcoin While No One Was Watching

Hackers behind two strains of WannaCry have moved out their bitcoin proceedings in a very similar way.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Linked to NotPetya Ransomware Decrypted a File for Us

The hackers successfully decrypted a file provided by Motherboard, but that does not necessarily mean victims will be able to get their files back.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.17
Hacking
Hacking

Hackers Connected to NotPetya Ransomware Surface Online, Empty Bitcoin Wallet

Whoever is in control of the NotPetya bitcoin wallet has moved around $10,000 of funds, and a mysterious group has offered to unlock all of the ransomed files.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.17
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency

Kidnappers Around the World Want Their Ransoms Paid in Bitcoin

Another episode of crime trying to take what it can from tech.
Joseph Cox
7.4.17
danooct1
danooct1

This Is What It Looks Like When You Get Hit with the NotPetya Ransomware

It's almost impossible to recover your files.
Ben Sullivan
6.30.17
malware
malware

The Latest Ransomware Took Advantage of a Devilishly Clever Trick

Usually, ransomware may be spread via emails or websites. But at least some victims of this latest wave were infected by a software update, according to researchers and law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
6.28.17
ransomware
ransomware

Ransomware Outbreaks Bring In $10,000 for Hackers

But financial gain may not be the motivation behind the attack anyway.
Joseph Cox
6.28.17