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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

Ransomware will Continue to Dominate in 2017!

It seems there’s no respite from the menace! 2017 is expected to witness an explosion of ransomware attacks—cybersecurity researchers say. If you haven’t taken any security precautions so far, then now is the time. With the boom of IOT it is possible that the hackers might be after all your electronic gadgets. The new year…

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Ransomware - 2017-01-22

Ransomware has Evolved— ‘Doxware’ is the Latest Breed!

Doxware has added a malicious twist to ransomware attacks. As the threat of ransomware continues to evolve, with a new spin on extortionware, called doxware. It is primarily designed to target and potentially expose sensitive data of ransomware victims. Well, we can say that doxware is cross between the now-rampant malware variant called ransomware. Doxware…

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Ransomware - 2017-01-19

How Businesses Can Defend Ransomware Attack

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a barrage of ransomware related headlines! The threat of ransomware is has gripped everyone—it’s scary and growing at a rapid rate.  Sadly, ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and individuals alike. There are a variety of tactics…

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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

Is Popcorn Time Ransomware Getting Merciful or Its Just a Hoax?

Despite there have been countless Ransomware strains with endless attacks, Ransomware authors seems to have planned to scare users with newer tactics. We have already received Ransomware strains that would delete files if ransom isn’t paid in the prescribed time limit. Further, there are variants that locks user’s data by changing the file name, making…

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Hacking News, Ransomware, Tech Facts - 2021-01-13

Hacking 101: Are all Hacking Attacks Revealed?

All this while, we have been hearing about hacking reports and how speedily hackers spread the menace. For users, it never fails to be awful enough. However, for hackers, it’s more inclined towards fun, learning and most importantly money. Reviewing 2016, we can anticipate that hackers had a merry time. They programmed, developed and made…

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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

Year of Ransomware: A Brief Recap

Having talked about ransomware all year, we have come up with a list of the most notable ones of the year. Throughout 2016, there were hundreds and thousands of ransomware strains that appeared and created the menace. Looking back, we can only determine several industries and sectors having certain percentage of Ransomware attacks. Perhaps, there…

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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

Locky Ransomware Hooks up to Social Media to Attack Users

Locky Ransomware has been one of the strongest Ransomware strain, ever since it has appeared. Further, Ransomware authors have settled many more variants to the strain in order to spread menace. Cybercriminals lurk around social media (more specifically Facebook and LinkedIn) with ImageGate Ransomware to attack users’. Ars Technica has said, “security flaws in the…

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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

5 Unusual Ransomware Stories

You work until late at night, carefully save all the updates to meet the deadline, shut down your PC and go to be bed relived. When you reach work nest morning, you find yourself locked out of your own data files! 2016, which indisputably proved to be the ‘Year of Ransomware’ has had countless stories…

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Ransomware - 2021-01-13

Is Ransomware Coming Up with Even Scarier Way to Attack You?

‘The Year of Ransomware’ is coming to an end. But does that mean Ransomware attacks would halt too? Well, not really! Rather, newer stains might come up with new strategies to attack users. Ransomware authors might spread menace amongst users via different and stronger means. Or else, they might even gamble up your data. Recently,…

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