PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware
Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.
Hackers can make up to $130,000 a month for a $10,000 investment.
Software firm Emsisoft released a bug fix for the bitcoin-ransoming malware WannaCryFake.
A new malware technique makes a company's files public if it refuses to pay ransom.
A study has found that most ransomware recovery services are actually just paying crypto ransoms to hackers.
The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.