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MAC OSX Ransomware as a Service provides ransomware to infect MAC OSX products

Alienvault investigators and Fortinet have discovered a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) for macOS dubbed called MacRansom. This may be the first time cybercriminals offer such a service for Apple’s platforms. Via RaaS, criminals can easily create ransomware, and often some of the revenue made by the cybercriminals will go to the ransomware developer. Criminals which use this […]

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Japanese police arrested a 14-year-old boy for developing and spreading ransomware

The Japanese police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of developing ransomware. It is the first time that someone in Japan is arrested for ransomware. The teenager would have used free encryption software to develop the ransomware. Meanwhile, he has admitted that he programmed ransomware. He would have referred people to the ransomware via social […]

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Be aware: WannaCry Ransomware outbreak used by Phishing attacks

Cyber criminals have exploited the WannaCry ransomware outbreak to spread phishing emails on the subject. The e-mails appear to be from UK telecom provider BT. The email does not refer directly to the WannaCry outbreak. However, the report states that due to incidents on an international scale, BT has rolled out preventive security measures. Due […]

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XData ransomware infects 135 systems in an unknown way

Researchers warn of a new ransomware copy that infected 135 systems in unknown ways, most of them in Ukraine. The ransomware was first noticed on May 18th. According to the researchers from malwarehunters, XData has now infected three times as many computers as the WannaCry ransomware in Ukraine. The country was given with about 30 […]

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Microsoft provides support to counter WannaCry ransomware

Due to the large-scale attack by the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft has decided to release an important security update for Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8. While the support for Windows XP and Server 2003 has ended, Microsoft has decided to be the good guy by providing patches and support. WannaCry abuses a vulnerability in […]