Tag Archives: Ransomware

A game that cryptojacks, a town under seige, and more data breaches | Avast

Steam game found to be secretly cryptomining
“Malicious cryptomining has become so popular among cybercriminals that it has earned its own name: cryptojacking,” states Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It is one of the most popular ways to make…

Build-your-own banking trojan, ransomware on the high seas, and SIM card chaos | Avast

Source code to Exobot banking trojan leaked
“This has happened in the past, and it poses a risk as we saw in the case of the infamous Mirai botnet,” says Avast Security Evangelist Luis Corrons, speaking to the news that the source code to a potent ban…

Ransomware strain evolves, RATs cause mischief, and yet another data breach strikes | Avast

Magniber ransomware grows stronger and scarier
The Magniber strain of ransomware is back, stronger than before, and starting to spread through much of Asia. Cybersecurity experts are taking note of the substantial changes the malware has undergone ov…

Stay a Step Ahead of Today’s Bigger, Badder Cyberthreats | Avast

Cyberthreats and attacks have been a negative side effect of our computer age for more than three decades. The first viruses or worms were less harmful, designed to slow a system down or annoy other users. Some even say the first viruses were designed …

Three new threats at large and one thrown behind bars | Avast

SamSam ransomware is back with a surprising addition
The ransomware strain that locked up the city of Atlanta in March of this year has returned, cybersecurity experts report, but with one mysterious addition. This new variant of the most infamous ran…

Cambridge Analytica shuts down and ransomware victims pay up | Avast

MA school district pays $10,000 ransom

On April 14, the Leominster school district in Massachusetts was hit with a ransomware attack that took the education sector’s computer system hostage, locking all administrators and teachers out of their email. Authorities believe the attack was intended only as a money-making scheme and not to mine sensitive data.