Tag Archives | Ransomware




Bitdefender Releases FREE GandCrab Ransomware Decryption Tool

The latest ransomware kicking everyone’s ass is Gandcrab which has infected an estimated 50,000 computers, fortunately for the victims, Bitdefender has released a free Gandcrab ransomware decryption tool as a part of the No More Ransom Project. There’s nothing particularly notable about the ransomware itself other than it combines two existing exploit kits to compromise […]

Topic: Countermeasures

South Korean Webhost Nayana Pays USD1 Million Ransom

So far this Nayana payout is the biggest ransomware payment I’ve seen reported, there’s probably some bigger ones been paid but kept undercover. Certainly a good deal for the bad actors in this play, and well using an outdated Kernel along with PHP and Apache versions from 2006 you can’t feel too sorry for Nayana. […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware

WannaCry Ransomware Foiled By Domain Killswitch

Whilst I was away on a tropical island enjoying myself the Infosec Internet was on fire with news of the global WannaCry ransomware threat which showed up in the UK NHS and was spreading across 74 different countries. The Ransomware seems to be the first that is P2P using an SMB exploit from the NSA […]

Topic: Cryptography, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware

MongoDB Ransack – Over 33,000 Databases Hacked

Ah our favourite database in the news again, being hailed as the MongoDB Ransack a whole bunch of people have turned the insecure MongoDB default configuration into a ransom opportunity. They are deleting/stealing databases and soliciting bitcoin payments to return the data. With multiple actors doing the same stuff though it’s hard to know who […]

Topic: Database Hacking, Privacy

FBI Recommends Crypto Ransomware Victims Just Pay

Crypto ransomware is a type of malware that holds you ransom by encrypting your files and has been around for a while, but the FBI recently said at a cyber security summit that they advise companies that fall victim just to pay. Such malware tends to use pretty strong encryption algorithms like RSA-2048, which you […]

Topic: Malware

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