FOX-IT and FireEye have partnered together and have been able to recover the private keys used in the CryptoLocker encryption which locks users out of their own files. They have also been able to reverse engineer the devastating ransomware. As a result of their efforts infected users can go to their website, upload an encrypted […]

Ransomware has been all over the news lately, and for good reason. It’s a headache and a nightmare. And now that horror has come to a New Hampshire police station. Their computers became infected via an attachment in a cleverly crafted email that appeared to be legitimate and from a known sender. All their files […]

Malware known as ransomware infects computers, encrypts every file on them (and any networked computers), effectively holding them ransom then demanding that users pay money to get the encrypted files back. CryptoLocker is the most sophisticated and effective ransomware out today and it is a business’s worst nightmare. Companies that rely on electronic documents and […]

Two weeks is how long Windows users have to beef up their computers and protect themselves from Gameover Zeus. Why two weeks? The FBI and international police have uncovered and disrupted the orchestrated Gameover Zeus attacks, but warn that two weeks would be sufficient time for the hackers behind this extremely sophisticated piece of malware to reorganize […]

According to a survey taken by Kent University 1 in 30 individuals have had there computers infected by the ransomware known as CryptoLocker. And of those infected 40% paid the ransom. What is CryptoLocker? What is ransomware? Ransomware is a virus that locks users out of their own files and demands payment from them to gain […]