TrueCrypter ransomware lets you pay with Amazon gift cards

 Posted by on 2016-05-02 at 12:11  encryption, malware, privacy, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus, wtf  Comments Off on TrueCrypter ransomware lets you pay with Amazon gift cards
May 022016
 

A new form of ransomware known as TrueCrypter has boldly designated Amazon gift cards as a viable option by which victims can pay their ransom fees.

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Trouble paying the ransom? This ransomware provides QR code for mobile payment

 Posted by on 2016-04-03 at 18:22  encryption, infosec, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus  Comments Off on Trouble paying the ransom? This ransomware provides QR code for mobile payment
Apr 032016
 

Sven Carlsen, an expert from security firm Avira, explains in a blog post that the ransomware, dubbed Rokku, is making the rounds via spear-phishing emails – a common method of delivery for crypto-ransomware.

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Petya ransomware goes for broke and encrypts hard drive Master File Tables

 Posted by on 2016-03-29 at 13:45  encryption, infosec, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus, windows  Comments Off on Petya ransomware goes for broke and encrypts hard drive Master File Tables
Mar 292016
 

A new strain of ransomware replaces the Master Boot Record (MBR) and encrypts the Master File Table on an infected Windows computer’s hard drive, thereby essentially locking a victim out of all of their files.

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New ransomware encrypts your whole hard drive, if you let it

 Posted by on 2016-03-28 at 16:45  ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus  Comments Off on New ransomware encrypts your whole hard drive, if you let it
Mar 282016
 

  
If malware that holds the files on your computer to ransom isn’t bad enough, news that there’s a new variant in the wild that locks down the whole of your computer by taking over the boot process just made the situation a whole lot worse.

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TeslaCrypt 4 ransomware now features unbreakable encryption and is even more dangerous for victims

 Posted by on 2016-03-19 at 22:18  encryption, malware, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech, virus  Comments Off on TeslaCrypt 4 ransomware now features unbreakable encryption and is even more dangerous for victims
Mar 192016
 

Apple might be currently talking about its unbreakable encryption and how it’s a good thing for privacy, but the FBI ruing it. The privacy arguement certainly stannds up to scrutiny, but strong encryption can also be used as a weapon, as demonstrated by countless examples of ransomware.

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VIDEO: Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

 Posted by on 2011-07-13 at 11:29  Hacking, Internet, Technology, Video  Comments Off on VIDEO: Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus
Jul 132011
 

Below you will find a very well made and interesting video giving some background on the Stuxnet virus that infected some of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair www.patrickclair.com
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films.