Category Archive: Scam

Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds
  • 22
    Mar

Police release warning about new fake email making the rounds

Police are warning the public to be careful opening email today after news of a Australian Taxation Office scam. NSW Police have shared an image to Facebook identifying the email as fake: "This tax refund phishing scam came through our email today. Don't...

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What's the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?
  • 6
    Jul

What’s the difference between an antivirus and anti-malware?

So you've read somewhere online about malware and viruses, but just what are they and what are the differences between antivirus and anti-malware products? Two major types of protection for Windows (and PC owners in general) are an antivirus and...

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What’s the difference between WannaCry and Petya ransomware?
  • 5
    Jul

What’s the difference between WannaCry and Petya ransomware?

If you’ve been off the grid for some time and somehow managed to skip on all the fuzz about WannaCry and Petya ransomware, we prepared a brief explanation about the subject and enlisted the main differences between Petya (sometimes called...

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Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak
  • 28
    Jun

Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper has found a way to prevent the Petya (NotPetya/SortaPetya/Petna) ransomware from infecting computers. The ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the globe today, locking hard drive MFT and MBR sections and preventing computers from booting....

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Best ransomware decrypt tools for Windows 10
  • 23
    Aug

Best ransomware decrypt tools for Windows 10

Ransomware is probably the worst kind of malware than can infect your computer. This type of malware will encrypt and lock your files, and the only way to get access to them is to pay the ransom to the hacker....

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NoMoreRansom.org launched to help Ransomware victims
  • 17
    Aug

NoMoreRansom.org launched to help Ransomware victims

A new web portal NoMoreRansom.org will now help you removing the ransomware without paying off your hard earned money to the attackers. EUROPOL, Kaspersky, Intel, Netherland Police have come together to form a No More Ransom initiative. NoMoreRansom.org will help...

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Why ransomware criminals need great customer service
  • 25
    Jul

Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Yes, even bad-guy malware developers have to keep their "customers" happy. Read what happens when F-Secure tests the "help desks" of four crypto-locking malware makers.... read full article

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CryptXXX ransomware providing keys free! Or is it a bug?
  • 21
    Jul

CryptXXX ransomware providing keys free! Or is it a bug?

CryptXXX ransomware providing keys free! Or is it a bug? What might sound as unbelievable to most, CryptXXX ransomware is distributing decryption keys for free, without taking any money from the victims. In case you were one of the victims...

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EduCrypt Ransomware teaches Internet users a much needed lesson
  • 13
    Jul

EduCrypt Ransomware teaches Internet users a much needed lesson

With the rise in the Internet usage, the security threats have also increased. It is every day that we come across the new type of virus, ransomware, and malware. EduCrypt is yet another new Ransomware, but it begs to differ...

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Bart ransomware shows it can be effective without sophisticated encryption
  • 13
    Jul

Bart ransomware shows it can be effective without sophisticated encryption

A new ransomware program making the rounds uses a simple, yet effective technique to make user files inaccessible: locking them in password-protected ZIP archives. The new threat is called Bart and shares some similarities—in the ransom note in particular—with Locky,...

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