A ransomware attack affecting 22 towns in Texas is believed to have had a single point of origin: a security hole, malware, or other weakness in a common, as yet unnamed, managed services provider.
The City of Baltimore had their city government computer system shut down by the Robbinhood ransomware. Yet it could have been avoided, or at least mitigated. Here’s how to protect yourself or a business from ransomware.
The newest malware ransomware making news is B0r0nt0K (similar to ‘BorontoK’ only the Os are replaced with 0s). While it has hit at least one Linux server, experts say that it also has the potential to lock up Windows servers. Unfortunately, at the moment there seems to be no B0r0nt0k antivirus defense.
If you ever wondered just who gives in to ransom demands from hackers (which experts always agree one should never do), well, the answer today is Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center hospital. And to the tune of $17,000 (in the form of 40 bitcoins).
Archiveus is the newest of a string of Trojans being dubbed “ransomware” because they lock and hold your files hostage until you either purchase something from the ransomware’s author or pay the ransomware’s author money outright. Here is the password to unlock your files which have been locked by the ransomware Archiveus.
A nasty new Windows ransom trojan called Ransom-A (also Troj/Ransom-A and TROJ_RANSOM.A) freezes your computer, and if you don’t pay it ransom money, it starts deleting your files.