Ransomware Roundup: City of Newark attacked with ransomware

A hacker that infected the City of Newark with ransomware is demanding a payment of 24 bitcoins. Get all the latest ransomware news in this week's roundup.

Ransomware Roundup: Microsoft improves ransomware defenses in Windows 10

Microsoft beefed up its ability to defend against ransomware in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update—but the updates are only useful for businesses using the right tools, according to Dark Reading.

Ransomware Roundup: Indiana county suffers crippling attack, pays ransom

Madison Country, Ind. decided to pay the ransom this week following a devastating ransomware attack. Get the latest malware news in this week's roundup.

Ransomware Roundup: Kaspersky tells victims not to pay the ransom

A new Kaspersky survey proves that paying the ransom doesn't mean you'll get your files back after a ransomware attack. Learn more in this week's roundup.

Ransomware Roundup: Locky makes list of top three worst malware threats

Locky is now the third most dangerous form of ransomware, according to cybersecurity firm Check Point. Get the latest malware news in this week's roundup.

New tool helps prevent ransomware from targeting the MBR

Researchers at Cisco Talos have devised a new tool that prevents certain ransomware from targeting the Master Boot Record (MBR) on an infected machine. Learn more!

Ransomware Roundup: London bankers bombarded by ransomware attacks

Cybercriminals are attacking workers and businesses in London's Square Mile at an alarming rate. Get the latest ransomware news today!

Ransomware Roundup: Cybercriminals are using WSFs to spread malware

Symantec security researchers have spotted a 100-fold increase in ransomware emails containing Windows Script Files. Learn more!

Ransomware Roundup: Is your business ready for ransomware?

All the ransomware statistics tell us C-level execs aren’t doing enough when it comes to ransomware prevention. Learn more!

Ransomware Roundup: Princess Locker demands a royal ransom

Find out what's known about newly-discovered Princess Locker ransomware. Plus, new research finds many businesses are still in the dark about ransomware.

Ransomware Roundup: Mamba wants to encrypt your hard drive

Mamba ransomware can take over your entire hard drive. Plus, find out which industries are the biggest targets for ransomware.

Ransomware Roundup: FBI encourages victims to report ransomware attacks

The FBI needs help in the fight against ransomware and a new report finds Sync N' Share, social networking apps can lead to ransomware. All that and more in this week's Ransomware Roundup.

Kaspersky and Intel extinguish the WildFire ransomware virus

Kaspersky and Intel have created a free decryption tool for victims of the WildFire ransomware virus. Find out how they contained the WildFire today.

Ransomware Roundup: Fairware malware deletes files from Linux servers

Fairware malware is posing as a real ransomware virus and targeting Linux servers running Redis. Plus, find out how to avoid Betabot's new ransomware payload.

Fantom ransomware disguises itself as a Windows update

Newly-discovered Fantom Ransomware tricks victims into downloading malicious code by making them think it's a Critical Windows Update. Read on to learn more!

Ransomware Roundup: Mr. Robot inspires new FSociety ransomware virus

The TV show Mr. Robot has inspired a new ransomware virus, and that’s not the only pop culture phenomenon influencing hackers these days. Learn more in our weekly malware news roundup.

Ransomware Roundup: Massive Locky campaign targets healthcare industry

Hospitals in the U.S. and Japan are being attacked by cybercriminals armed with Locky ransomware. Read more for info on this week's biggest ransomware stories.

Ransomware Roundup: Kaspersky releases free anti-malware tool

There's a new weapon available for small businesses that want to fight ransomware and other forms of malware. Plus, be sure to watch out for El Gato and Hitler ransomware.

Ransomware Roundup: Survey shows few can escape cyberattacks

A survey of 540 IT decision makers revealed that nearly 80% of them worked at organizations that suffered a cyberattack in the last year. Plus, one of the world's leading bitcoin exchanges was hacked this week to the tune of $65 million.

Ransomware Roundup: Cisco releases midyear report, rival gangs battle for ransom dollars

This week the Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report confirmed what many IT pros already knew: Ransomware is the most effective form of malware in history.

Phishing scams, ransomware baits fish big and small

Don’t be embarrassed if you get caught in a phishing scam, but do take steps to learn how to avoid it.

Geolocation technology helps ransomware deliver targeted message

Cybercriminals know that geolocation technology can help them customize payloads and target individuals.

Ded Cryptor: Greedy Ransomware with Open-Source Roots

According to Kaspersky Lab, Ded Cryptor, which is created from various pieces of open code published on GitHub, got its start with good and bad guys battling it out, making mistakes, and facing consequences.

As Hospital Ransomware Threats Rise, Cloud is not the Only Option

Some technology consultants and vendors have suggested that shifting to the cloud will mitigate the risks associated with these crippling system infections. But is moving a system to the cloud really the right choice?

Cerber Ransomware Strain now Targeting Office 365 Users

Researchers have discovered a new strain of the Cerber ransomware targeting Office 365 users. The variant, discovered by Trend Micro, is part of a flood of new ransomware that targets victims using cloud platforms.

Ransomware Victims Rarely Pay the Full Ransom Price

According to a new report from F-Secure, the purveyors of cyber-extortion schemes are often willing to negotiate their ransom fees.

Ransomware is Working, and the Cybercrooks Know it

The success of ransomware means more and more cybercriminals are attempting to get in on the action. The number of internet domains serving up ransomware has risen massively in just the space of three months, as cybercriminals look to cash in.

93% of Phishing Emails are now Ransomware

As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released by PhishMe.

Ransomware Attacks Are Still on the Rise, Experts Warn

Last year, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center saw 2,453 complaints about ransomware incidents that cost users a total of more than $1.6 million, according to the center’s annual report.

Malvertising Thrives in ‘Shady’ Parts of Highly-Automated Ad Networks

Attacks on highly-automated ad networks serving major Websites demonstrate that attackers are finding ways to exploit the poorly-defended online ad market.

Why Small Businesses Have Big Security Concerns

Small businesses are struggling to protect their data and there is a disconnect between their anticipation of data loss and their readiness to recover from it, according to a new study.

How Businesses Can Avoid a Data Loss Nightmare

How can businesses defend against threats and ensure that they have adequate data backup systems in place?

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism Never Hurt a Security Professional

Ransomware has become so common because criminals are expanding their reach: they are going after hospitals and health care providers. They are hitting close to home.

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

Chief evangelist for Carbonite, Norman Guadagno, explains what ransomware is and what businesses can do to protect against it.