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In 2014, CryptoLocker terrorized our computers with horrific ransomware. Then, after CryptoLocker was shut down, CryptoWall was released, which terrorized our computers even more. At first, CryptoWall looked like it would be a shoddy knockoff version of CryptoLocker. It had serious vulnerabilities which made it easy to defeat: even if you didn’t pay the $200 ransom. But instead of dying ofRead More
Malvertisements are malicious advertisements displayed by websites. Those advertisements include pop-up ads that refuse to close and advertisements that promise you one thing but deliver another. This past week, it was revealed that Yahoo, AOL, and others have all been hit by a massive malvertising attack. That attack affected at least 22 popular websites, including: -Yahoo Finance and YaRead More
Since the beginning of 2014, a virus called CryptoLocker has terrorized the world, made millions of dollars, and permanently locked away files. CryptoLocker is falling out of fashion. Replacing it is a virus called Cryptowall, which is essentially the same thing but in a different form. In fact, Cryptowall might even be made by the same developers as CryptoLocker. How does Cryptowall work?Read More
A few days ago, most people had never heard of a New Hampshire town called Durham. Today, that’s still the case, although a few more people have heard about Durham. Durham has made headlines recently after the town’s police department was attacked by hackers. Specifically, hackers installed ransomware on the police department’s records computer and are demanding a fee of $600 USD or 60Read More