Ransomware: Scourge of Cybersecurity

Ransomware is a scourge of evil – turning all of your data useless.

from NetworkWorld 

Unfortunately this is a typical message(which are getting more sophisticated – attackers are allowing one file to be decrypted)

ransomwarecrypto

 

Here is a Cryptolocker 2.0 message

cryptolocker-ransomwaremessage

 

 

Fortunately not all ransomware actually works as prescribed.

Here are just a few de-crypter sites to try before even thinking of giving money to the criminals.

https://noransom.kaspersky.com/

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/teslacrypt

Now it seems that government offices and private businesses as well as single consumers are being attacked from these malicious malware which turns into ransomware.

 

As I have said in past blog posts:

Unplug your Synology devices http://oversitesentry.com/unplug-your-synology-devices-cryptolocker-ransomware-will-encrypt/

The result of Command and Control http://oversitesentry.com/command-control-traffic-from-inside-network/  is ransomware

 

 

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