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Ransomware now targeting back-up data, IT Threat Evolution Report Q3 2019 shows

Kaspersky researchers have identified a new type of ransomware attack which is actively growing in popularity. Targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS), it poses new risks for back-up data usually stored on such devices. With NAS largely perceived as a secure technology, users often remain unprepared for the possibility of infection, putting their data at higher …

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Middle East accounts for 4.75% of global ransomware in Q1 of 2018, finds Trend Micro

Middle East accounts for 4.75% of global ransomware in Q1 of 2018, finds Trend Micro. The Middle East and North Africa in Q1 of 2018, have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats, and Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s …

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Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016, which provides insights into how enterprises are using security operations centers (SOCs), details key 2016 developments in ransomware, and illustrates how attackers are creating difficult-to-detect malware by infecting legitimate code with Trojans and leveraging that legitimacy to remain hidden as long as possible.

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First Android File-Encrypting, TOR-Enabled Ransomware Discovered

Global IT security leader, ESET has announced that its engineers have spotted the first instance of a file-encrypting ransomware for Android. Once it has successfully infected a device, this Android trojan scans the SD card for certain file types, encrypts them, and demands a ransom in order to decrypt the files. After launch, the trojan …

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