ESET assess the differences between CryptoFortress and TorrentLocker: two very different strains of ransomware.
Starting a few days ago, we began receiving multiple reports of malware-spreading campaigns in various countries mostly in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Last month we discovered filecoder malware which called itself “Cryptolocker 2.0”. Naturally, we wondered if this is a newer version of the widespread ransomware from the creators of the first. We look at the details that hint that it might have been created by some other, unknown, cybercrime gang.
11 things you can be doing to better protect your computers and data from ransomware such as Cryptolocker that is currently targeting businesses big and small.
Trojans that encrypt user files and try to extort a ransom from the victim in exchange for a decryptor utility are nothing new. We’ve noted a significant increase in Filecoder activity over the past few summer months - in this blog post we address the questions we’re getting about this issue.