Ransomware is one of the scariest cyberattacks to deal with. Typically, a big, alarming message pops up on your computer, alerting you that all of your files have been locked and will be permanently deleted unless you pay a ransom. In this blog, we’ll discuss whether or not to pay ransomware.
The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District of Central Valley, New York emailed parents on Tuesday, announcing that the school year would start a day late, on Thursday, September 5, thanks to a ransomware attack.
During the last two weeks, the City of Baltimore has had all of its computer data encrypted due to an anonymous ransomware attack. Since the breach, email systems are offline, payments to city departments can’t be made online and real estate transactions cannot be processed. Despite the disruptions, the city has refused to pay the…
An unfortunately clever new form of ransomware uses a PayPal phishing page in an attempt to steal your credit card information. Learn about this cyberattack to recognize it and avoid being scammed by it.
KeyPass ransomware is a global cyberattack that has been gaining more and more traction over the few months. Understand how to identify and prevent this Trojan-style attack to keep your files from becoming permanently inaccessible.
The frequency of ransomware attacks exploded between 2016 and 2017, and there’s no sign that they’re just going to disappear any time soon. Quite the opposite, actually: hackers are designing even more complex attacks that are harder to identify and remove. Use this information to understand how they work and avoid them.
The outbreak of the ransomware, known as WannaCry, has quickly become one of the worst cyberattacks in recent memory. On Friday, May 12, 2017, it began infecting thousands upon thousands of computers around the globe, destroying countless files in the process. Here’s everything we know about the WannaCry ransomware attack so far.
A while back we wrote a blog that discussed the inception and evolution of computer viruses. We focused on the ones that were the most important in terms of outlining how modern viruses, malware and ransomware were created. This time, we’re going to strictly discuss the world’s most horrifying computer bugs.
Ransomware has gained serious notoriety over the last few years. Bugs like CryptoWall and Locky have claimed countless victims through a variety of tactics, particularly spoof emails. But recently, ransomware attacks have utilized a new point of entry to victims’ computers: Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol.
Recently, we wrote a blog defining ransomware and detailing the threat it poses to the cybersecurity of businesses. After learning about it, most people seek out ransomware prevention methods to avoid falling victim to the dreaded form of malware. With these simple tips, you can foil cybercriminals’ plans to hold your data hostage.