Tag Archive: cybercriminals

RansomwareI would like to thank IT News Today for posting this guest article. They’ve posted a great number of articles which I’ve found incredibly useful and informative. In particular, I would like to direct readers to this article on getting files out of your mobile device.

Out of all of the types of malware out there, ransomware might be some of the most difficult to get rid of and the most frustrating for the victim. It is becoming a rather common tool for hackers and cybercriminals to use and can be used to exploit the victim’s financial data and simply try to directly extort money from the victim. In short, you want nothing to do with it. Continue reading

Bitcoin ExchangeHave you ever heard of “Bitcoin”? They are a virtual currency that is used from the beginning of 2009 with open source.

Individual Bitcoin is calculated as cryptographic keys in a peer-to-peer networks.

It is one of their main advantages, since these keys can not be tampered with due to their unique characteristics.

Bitcoins, however, are similar to the regular currency. Virtual coins are simply stored on the media (such as hard drive, online storage or USB drive), but not in the wallet. As with any file on your hard drive, the one who has access to the media, also has access to your Bitcoins – like an open wallet lying anywhere. Continue reading

Cyber CrimeMarch 20 specialists from the virus lab Eset found disguised newsletter spam messages, which tell about the situation with the tax on bank deposits of Cyprus.

We know that this topic literally blasted the media space, and gave ample ground for different speculations. Especially because at the time of Cyprus have not voted for the introduction of this tax (later it became known that the bill was rejected.)

“At the same time, we recorded the activity of the cybercriminals have also decided to use the situation in Cyprus and the hype around it for their own purposes. Attackers send letters on behalf of the BBC television with news headlines, designed to frighten the user and to convince him that a tax was approved in Parliament, “– says Artem Baranov, virus analyst Eset.

The letter contained a link, clicking on which the user is redirected to a page with a set of exploits BlackHole Exploits Kit, and then installing the Trojan Cridex (Win32/Cridex.AA). This program is usually used for theft of passwords and other confidential data. Continue reading

  • The Government of Japan is offering $ 36,000 for information about the creator of the virus

The Government of Japan has announced a reward of $ 36,000 dollars for any information that would allow to catch the virus creator, to send an electronic message boards and boxes of various organizations and individual Internet users ads and e-mails with the threats of terrorism. It should be noted that earlier the Japanese government offered a similar reward for information about people wanted on suspicion of murder and arson.

Law enforcement authorities in Japan have discovered a malicious program in October of this year, after the arrest of the owners of several computers that allegedly were sent threatening texts. However, law enforcement authorities in Japan have not been able to find any traces of malware creators.

It is currently known that the police were looking for a man well versed in the programming language C #. We also know that for the anonymous publication of texts from online threats, the suspect uses a method called ‘Syberian Post Office’. Continue reading

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