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Report: Cybercriminals Are Cooking up Malware in Record Numbers

Posted on January 26th, 2016.

2015 was a record year for the number of malware samples, a total that stands at 84 million new samples from 2014. That’s already 9 million more new malware strains than 2014. Researchers from Panda Security have released figures to claim a total of 84 million new malware samples that were detected and disabled in 2015. A press release...

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CryptoLocker Ransomware Springs on Scandinavians

Posted on September 26th, 2015.

Scandinavian PC users have been struck by the latest variant of the CryptoLocker ransomware malware through fake emails that are impersonating postal services. Malicious operators are now delivering emails with links to malware-delivering websites that download ransomware to unsuspecting PC users in Scandinavia, reports Heimdal Security....

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts Police Latest to Get Cryptolocked

Posted on April 14th, 2015.

One would think that the police would understand security. After all, security is what they do. But time after time, hackers have been able to not only invade police networks, but then install Cryptolocker or a similar software, and hold the files hostage until the police pay in bitcoins.