TeslaCrypt is one of the newest additions to the ransomware category of malware, and is being pushed out to users left and right.
Police force using malware in investigation is not an unheard-of situation but, according to an affidavit filed in a whistle-blower case against the Fort Smith Police Department (Arkansas), the department tried to use backdoors and keyloggers to spy on a lawyer that represents three police officers that work or worked for the department.
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.
The Simda botnet, believed to have infected more than 770,000 computers worldwide, has been targeted in a global operation.
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.
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