Mobile crypto-ransomware Simplocker has evolved, and returning the encrypted files to their unencrypted state is no longer easy as it was.
French companies are the latest targets of cyber crooks wielding the CTB Locker (aka Critroni) ransomware.
Fake Facebook account suspension emails are doing rounds of inboxes around the world, trying to convince the recipients that their account has been temporarily disabled due to the social network's "Terms and Policies renewal": Seemingly coming from a Facebook email address and signed with "The Facebook Team," the email is likely to trick some of the recipients into following the offered link to the TermsPolicies.pdf.exe file hosted on what seems to be a compromised third party site (assetdigitalmarketing [dot] com).
For most people, a ransomware infection is not a huge tragedy: they pay the bogus fine (or not), and ultimately get their computer back either because the criminals unlock it or because they clean up the machine themselves.
The infamous Cryptowall ransomware is back: the newest version has been spotted compromising users starting on January 12.
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