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7 Scary Ransomware Families
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lorraine89
lorraine89,
User Rank: Ninja
11/1/2016 | 8:52:13 AM
Cyber security
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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
10/27/2016 | 12:15:16 PM
Re: Jigsaw
Wow.  What a (scarily, saddeningly) clever way to still get something out of those who have had the foresight to back up their data (and, accordingly, otherwise wouldn't pay to get ransomed data unlocked).
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
10/27/2016 | 12:12:27 PM
Re: Jigsaw
@Dr.T: On top of that, it's a way for them to "double-dip."  First, pay up to get your data back.  Next, pay up so that no one else gets it.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
10/27/2016 | 12:11:24 PM
Re: Ransomware; new industry
@Dr.T: A big contributing factor to why this "industry" developed has to do with spam.  After the huge spam crackdown a few years ago, black-hatters had these botnets and malware under their control...but spamming was no longer particularly profitable or worth the risk for them.  Accordingly, they had to come up with new business models.

Enter ransomware.

Ironically enough, if we had left the spammers alone, we might not have seen this particular "innovation."
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2016 | 3:17:20 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... doxware ..."

I was reading about this the other day, obviously when the victim does not pay for the old files hackers still want to get someting out of it. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2016 | 3:14:54 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... As companies grow aware of the threat of ransomware ..."

I say they are not. It looks like companies are willing to pay to get the data back instead of investing a good backup system.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2016 | 3:12:32 PM
Re: Jigsaw
"... Jigsaw's scheme is particularly brilliant  ..."

there might be better ways but it is impressive.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2016 | 3:09:30 PM
Re: candid photographer
" ... Excellent blog  ...":

Agree. Good information.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
10/26/2016 | 3:08:27 PM
Ransomware; new industry
I could not believe that there has been a new instruct created out of cyber-attacks. We are not in the right track at all.
ChandanaP946
ChandanaP946,
User Rank: Strategist
10/26/2016 | 9:21:53 AM
Re: Jigsaw
As companies grow aware of the threat of ransomware, threat actors are upping the ante with "doxware" by implementing features to ransomware that could leak a victim's data if ransoms aren't paid. https://cyware.com/news/ransomware-evolving-into-doxware-to-scare-victims-into-paying-say-researchers-eb443f2b
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