Ransomware – The Scary Malware That’s on the Rise

RansomwareRansomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom.

And these days ransom ware doesn’t just affect desktop machines or laptops; it also targets mobile phones. Last week news broke of a piece of ransom-ware in the wild masquerading …

 

How To Protect Your Files From Malware

Protect Your Files From Malware and Viruses

Backing up your files is the best way to protect your files and data. Once you have a great backup system installed, you’ve already taken the most important step in protecting your computer – but there are threats beyond data loss that you can …

 

Android Trojan – Android malware locks up mobile data and demands a ransom

Simplocker Android malware,  New strain of criminal software asks for payment to unlock files on SD cards, but is so far confined to Ukrainian region

Android Trojan

Simplocker is targeting Android owners in the Ukraine. Photograph: ESET

A fresh strain of criminal software has been discovered encrypting the data of Android smartphone owners, …

 

CryptoLocker Virus – Even More Bad News for Computer Users

There are several programs out there that will remove the CryptoLocker Virus. For those that are not familiar with this malware, it encrypts all of the most important files on a your PC — pictures, movie and music files, documents, etc. — As well as any files on attached or networked …

 

Cryptolocker Hijacker – Ransomeware Trojan

Just last month, antivirus companies  discovered a new ransomware known as Cryptolocker. This ransomware is particularly nasty because infected users are in danger of losing their personal files forever.

Spread through email attachments, this ransomware has been seen targeting companies through phishing attacks. Cryptolocker will encrypt users’ files using asymmetric encryption