Tag: Ransomware

2017: The Year of Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that takes hostage of systems, either by locking the user out completely, or locking files so they can’t be accessed. In 2017, we saw a huge increase in ransomware including WannaCry and NotPetya, two massive global attacks. Large companies including HBO and KQED were also attacked.

Less than two weeks before the return of CryptoLocker and…

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is warning everyone to protect themselves against Cryptolocker and ZeuS malware before they both make inevitable returns to the web in less than two weeks. The NCA is working with the FBI and Europol in an effort to suppress the GameOverZeuS Trojan and the Cryptolocker ‘ransomware’ that encrypts victims’ […]