It didn't take long for exploit kit authors to incorporate an exploit for the recently discovered zero-day Adobe Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) into their malicious wares.
A device hi-jacked for the purpose of conducting ‘click-fraud’ can become a conduit for more serious malware such as ransomware.
Cryptowall is still "the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting US individuals and businesses," the FBI warned in a public service announcement published on Tuesday.
It took less than a week for a functional exploit for a recently patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability to be added to the Magnitude exploit kit, Trend Micro researchers warn.
In the first quarter of 2015, McAfee Labs registered a 165 percent increase in new ransomware driven largely by the new, hard-to-detect CTB-Locker ransomware family, a new ransomware family called Teslacrypt, and the emergence of new versions of CryptoWall, TorrentLocker and BandarChor.
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