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 …

 

CryptoWall Ransomware Being Spread via Yahoo ads

Crooks are using Yahoo!’s advertising network to infect PCs with the CryptoWall ransomware, it’s claimed.

Windows software nasty CryptoWall encrypts a victim’s files using an OpenSSL-generated key pair before demanding a ransom to decrypt the data. It communicates with its masters using RC4-encrypted messages to command servers hidden in the Tor …

 

Is your computer ALREADY infected with a Dangerous Virus

Gameover Zeus software? Virus could be lying dormant in thousands of American computers

Up to one million computers worldwide have been infected by ‘Gameover Zeus’

Gameover-Zeus

The software can lie dormant on computers before draining accounts
Thousands of American computers may be infected with the malware, which is extremely sophisticated and can …

 

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