Browsing the "Ransomware" Tag


Emsisoft Releases Bug Fix for Bitcoin-Ransoming Malware WannaCryFake

| Daniel Kuhn

Software firm Emsisoft released a bug fix for the bitcoin-ransoming malware WannaCryFake.


Study Finds Most Ransomware Solutions Just Pay Out Crypto

| John Biggs

A study has found that most ransomware recovery services are actually just paying crypto ransoms to hackers.

Malware Crypto Ransoms Rose By Almost 90% in Q1: Report

| Daniel Palmer

The average payout for ransomware attacks rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2019 – largely due to one variant called Ryuk.

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

| Yogita Khatri

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects.

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, formerly called BTC-e, may have been used to launder illicit gains from the SamSam ransomware, according to PwC.

Court Sentences Bitcoin Ransomware Creators to Community Service

| Anna Baydakova

The developers behind the CoinVault and BitCryptor ransomware were sentenced to 240 hours of community service in a Dutch court on Thursday.

Kaspersky Warns on Rapid Spread of Malicious Crypto Miners

| Muyao Shen

Kaspersky Lab says crypto-mining malware is quickly replacing ransomware, warning that mobiles could be the next big target.

The European Union Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

| Stan Higgins

The EU is eyeing beefed-up penalties around crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as ransomware, the European Commission said this week.

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WannaCry On the Move? Bitcoin Crime Evolves in a Multi-Blockchain World

| Bailey Reutzel

Bitcoins received by the WannaCry ransomware attacks are on the move. Will switching to another blockchain allow the hackers to get away?

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Coinbase to White Hat Hacker: We Don’t Want Your Bitcoin

| Bailey Reutzel

Black hat hackers are asking for bitcoin. White hat hackers, at the behest of clients need to pay up. But Coinbase is kicking the 'good guys' out.