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XData ransomware

XData ransomware

New ransomware called XData is rapidly making the rounds, so take precautions to avoid it and learn how to decrypt .~xdata~ files if the attack has occurred. Security analysts are accustomed to recurrent ransomware outbreaks, but few crypto infections spread like wildfire. The aggressive strain dubbed XData, which surfaced on May 18, 2017, has managed […]

Wanna Cry ransomware attack: dissecting the campaign

Wanna Cry ransomware attack: dissecting the campaign

Get the lowdown on the recent Wanna Cry, or Wana Decrypt0r, ransomware wave that took data on tens of thousands of computers hostage in less than a week. One of the heftiest ransomware outbreaks to date took root on May 12, 2017. A strain called Wanna Cry started making the rounds in a stealthy fashion, […]

Netflix hack: attacker unleashes his rage over failed extortion

Netflix hack: attacker unleashes his rage over failed extortion

Recently leaked 10 episodes of the “Orange Is the New Black” show’s season 5 have demonstrated how vulnerable entertainment companies are in face of hacking. A newsmaking hack incident as of late April 2017 involving Netflix and a related media company became a serious wakeup call for proprietors of popular streaming video services. A threat […]

Eccentric “Rensenware” infection demands Touhou game score instead of Bitcoin

Eccentric “Rensenware” infection demands Touhou game score instead of Bitcoin

A new crypto threat called Rensenware is breaking new ground with its unique tactic, where it encourages victims to play a game rather than cough up money. In a move that hardly anyone in the security community could possibly anticipate, a questionably judicious individual going by Twitter nickname Tvple Eraser has made quite an appearance […]

Fancy Bear tracking Ukrainian artillery units

Fancy Bear tracking Ukrainian artillery units

The blood-shedding military conflict in the East Ukrainian Donbas region is assuming new hybrid characteristics. The Ukrainian army has been confronted with a deadly tandem of Russia-backed rebels and Russian regular military forces since 2014. According to a recent investigation by CrowdStrike, the theater of war here turns out to be an explosive mix of […]