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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

Kaspersky Security ScanKaspersky Lab published the results of the analysis of data obtained during the 2013 free with a utility Kaspersky Security Scan, designed to scan your computer for malware.

The study showed that much of the computers scanned by Kaspersky Security Scan, contained malware. In a number of cases of malware have been found even on PCs that are protected both free and commercial products known antivirus companies.

In this case we are talking about active security solution, because experts “Kaspersky Lab” is excluded from the sample computers that were installed older versions of security software, inability to provide security at a high level. Were also excluded cases where Kaspersky Security Scan respond to malicious objects placed in quarantine security solution, that is, will not be detrimental. In the final sample included only those PCs, which were discovered malicious files in folders, key operating system: Windows, Program Files, Documents and Settings. Continue reading

SymantecIn the anti-virus company Symantec today said they analyzed the code used during yesterday’s cyber attack on South Korean bank and TV servers.

The company came to the conclusion that, for a massive attack used Windows-malware, which has in its composition module to remove the information including the Linux-machines. According to Symantec, the malware was named Jokra and is a rather unusual development.

“We are quite rare components of malicious programs that run on a set of operating systems at once, so the code in this regard is quite interesting. Interesting to see how attackers trying to hurt Linux-machines even when the code was originally created under Linux”, – is spoken in Symantec.

Inside Jokra also have components test version of Windows using the program mRemote, which places the modules for remote control of different platforms.

According to official data, South Korea is now investigating the next attack. It is known that within it hit four banks and a number of local TV stations. Today, representatives of South Korea said that a cyber attack was carried out with the Chinese IP-addresses. Some time ago, the Korean telecom regulator said that hackers used a Chinese IP-addresses and to attack with the aim of placing malicious code on Korean computers. They also state that have not yet completed the investigation and continue to search for the final attack organizers. Continue reading

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