Tag Archives: encryption

Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can stick to, and if you do it will make a big difference to your life. Don’t open unsolicited email attachments without checking them first! Ransomware is on the increase and shows no signs of abating. And as Trend Micro detail here, the criminals involved are getting more creative […]

Ransoware is on the rise. In the first three months of 2016, Kaspersky labs report a 14% increase in the incidence of ransomware. So far the most popular ransomware is Teslacrypt (58.4% of attacks), CTB-Locker (23.5%), and Cryptowall (3.4%). In 2015 there were 2,453 reported ransomware incidents in the United States alone, with the crooks […]

Prevention is better than cure Cryptowall 3, the latest incarnation of the Crowti family (Cryptolocker etc) of blackmail based malware, appears to be rampant at the moment. Its delivery method varies a little, but mostly it arrives in your inbox as a zip attachement, claiming to be an invoice or a CV. As we have […]