Cybercrooks wielding ransomware might prefer getting paid in Bitcoin, but the crypto currency is just a way to obfuscate the real destination of the payment - as soon as they can, they turn the Bitcoin into "real" money, IBM senior fraud prevention strategist Etay Maor shared in his presentation at RSA Conference 2015.
TeslaCrypt is one of the newest additions to the ransomware category of malware, and is being pushed out to users left and right.
Victims of the CoinVault ransomware have a chance to retrieve their data without having to pay the criminals, thanks to a repository of decryption keys and a decryption application made available online by Kaspersky Lab and the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Netherlands’ police.
Crypto-ransomware rarely means good news for targets, but when it comes to TorLocker malware (detected as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Scraper by Kaspersky Lab), the victims can decrypt most of the encrypted files without parting with their hard-earned cash.
Trend Micro researchers have found and analyzed a new piece of crypto-ransomware: CryptVault encrypts files, makes them look like files quarantined by an AV solution, asks for ransom and, finally, downloads info-stealer malware.
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