New Mac ransomware spreading through piracy

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:09:35 +0000

We analyze a new Mac ransomware that appears to encrypt user files with a bit of a time delay.

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Report: Second quarter dominated by ransomware outbreaks

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:06:53 +0000

The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.

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Report: Cybercrime climate shifts dramatically in first quarter

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:09 +0000

The first quarter of 2017 brought with it some significant changes to the threat landscape and we aren’t talking about heavy ransomware distribution either. Threats which were previously believed to be serious contenders this year have nearly vanished entirely, while new threats and infection techniques have forced the security community to reconsider collection and analysis efforts.

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Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:00:47 +0000

The Findzip ransomware was discovered on February 22, 2017. At that time, it was thought that files would be irreversibly encrypted by this ransomware, with no chance of decryption. Turns out, that’s not quite true.

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Mac ransomware on piracy sites

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:31 +0000

February has been a relatively busy month in the world of Mac malware, and now it has gotten busier with the appearance of the second piece of ransomware ever to affect macOS.

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