• News tagged "ransomware"

Thursday, 7 Jul 2016

Ransomware attacks on Android users see four-fold increase within one year

Ransomware attacks on Android users see four-fold increase within one year

Kaspersky Lab’s findings show that 136,000 Android users were struck with ransomware attacks between 2015 and 2016, four times of the number of affected users between 2014 and 2015.

Monday, 11 Apr 2016

Adobe patches up latest Flash exploit that allowed ransomware

Adobe patches up latest Flash exploit that allowed ransomware

The Adobe Flash weakness was up for more than a week, and it targeted Windows 10 users, eventually locking up their computers via the exploit.

Monday, 7 Mar 2016

Mac users now have to deal with its first ever known ransomware

Mac users now have to deal with its first ever known ransomware

Like traditional ransomware, the malicious program KeRanger forces Apple users to pay digital money in order to regain access of their Macs.

Monday, 14 Sep 2015

New Android ransomware takes your phone hostage with a PIN

New Android ransomware takes your phone hostage with a PIN

ESET has discovered a new ransomware that locks up Android devices with a PIN, the first of its kind to do so. So far, the majority of affected users originate in the US, but it's probably wise to exercise due caution.

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013

Symantec: FakeAV Holds Android Devices for Ransom

Symantec: FakeAV Holds Android Devices for Ransom

This type of fraud, which began several years ago on computers, has evolved over time and has made its way onto Android devices.

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