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Ransomware is a dangerous type of malware that infects computer as a Trojan and prevents or limits access to the system by locking the users' files or by locking the desktop screen. Ransomware is designed by hackers to demand payment for the key that can unlock the blocked PC or decrypt the blocked files. Ransom is typically paid in Bitcoin or other digital currencies that are not public and traceable.

WannaCry ransomware infects LG self-servicing kiosks in South Korea

Representatives for LG South Korea reported that an unknown ransomware virus has locked self-servicing kiosks at various service centers across the country. An LG spokesperson said the ransomware looked like WannaCry, however...

WannaCry ransomware authors cash out $143,000 in ransom payments

For 3 months since the global WannaCry virus attack, the ransom funds were kept untouched in 3 Bitcoin accounts. Now, more than $140,000 worth of online currency Bitcoin has been cashed...

95% of All Ransomware Payments Were Cashed Using Russian BTC-e Asset Exchange Platform

Security research presented at the Black Hat USA 2017 conference on Thursday showed that Bitcoin asset trading platform BTC-e was responsible for cashing out more than 95% of all ransomware payments...

Free Decryptor for Old Petya Ransomware Versions Released

Security researchers developed a free decryptor tool which allows to recover files affected by all versions of Petya ransomware. The tool works on the basis of the master key released by...

Coffee Machine Infected European Enterprise Network with Ransomware

Computer network of a European petrochemical plant had been infected with ransomware virus due to the vulnerable coffee machine which was connected to the local network of enterprise’s dispatch center. This...

LeakerLocker Ransomware Threatens to Send Your Private Photos and Internet History to Your Friends

A new creative and scary ransomware virus named LeakerLocker now targets Android users and spreads using malicious apps on the Google Play Store. Unlike typical ransomware, the LeakerLocker does not encrypt files...

NotPetya/Petya Ransomware Isn’t Developed to Bring Money – It’s a Wiper Malware

Ransomware is usually developed to enrich the bank accounts of people behind it - nothing more, nothing less. But the attack that was carried out on Tuesday, June 27th seems to...

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