Ransomware adopting self-replication

Jun 9, 2016 1:00:26 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016june9_security_a, cyber criminals, data loss, hackers, ransomware, Security, security, worm

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Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible risk of infection.

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The curse of Chimera ransomware

Dec 29, 2015 1:30:20 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec14_security_a, chimera, cybercrime, data loss, malicious software, Malware, QS_3, ransomware, Security, security

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There are numerous strains of malware out there, but one particularly unpleasant one is ransomware. While this malicious software has been around for some time, recently a newer, nastier upgrade was discovered. Posing a threat to businesses of all sizes, the program, called Chimera, has upped the ante when it comes to scaring its victims out of their hard-earned cash. But what exactly is this malware, and what do you need to look out for?

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