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ENCRYPTED Ransomware

ENCRYPTED is ransomware-type malware proliferated using email spam. Following infiltration, this ransomware encrypts various data stored on victims' computers. The list of data types targeted by ENCRYPTED includes .pdf, .doc, .ppt, and many other file formats. During encryption, this ransomware modifies the desktop wallpaper and appends a .encrypted extension to the file names of each encrypted file. This makes it straightforward to determine which files have been compromised. A text file is then created, which contains a message informing users of the encryption. ENCRYPTED creates a "Read Me (How Decrypt) !!!!.txt" file and places it in each folder containing encrypted files. The message within this file states that the files are encrypted and that victims can only restore them by making a ransom payment. The size of ransom is $400. Unlike other software, ENCRYPTED demands payment of the ransom in iTunes ...

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How to remove “Your device has been blocked” ransomware virus from Android tablet or phone?

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows-based computers for some time. These types of infections became popular in mid-2006 and continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims. Recently, security research began showing a rise in Android-based mobile ransomware infections. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center - making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. Tablet and mobile phone users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by these messages ...

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Bounty Bug Programs

It is a cliché to say it, but you have to think like a criminal in order to defeat a criminal. Some businesses and organization, from Samsung, to Google, to even the US Military, have come to the rational conclusion that if that you cannot defeat your enemies outright you can buy them off. So that is what they do. When a hacker, hobbyist, or security researcher finds a security weakness they can either tell the software or hardware producer, out of the goodness of their heart or in exchange for some recognition, or they can keep this secret to themselves and seek to profit from that. There are several ways to profit. One is to turn to the criminal element and use it for crime. The other is to sell the exploit to companies who gather up and resell those to crooks, governments, and corporations alike. Another is to turn to the bounty bug programs run by the software companies whose bugs they are trying to track d...

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