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New Drive-By Allows Exploit to Plug Dreaded Ransomware Cryptowall 4.0

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

A new series of drive-by campaigns that are equipped to spread the Angler exploit kit to subsequently shove the most infamous ransomware of them all, Cryptowall, has been discovered. A team of security researchers at Heimdal Security have uncovered a new batch of malicious drive-by campaigns. The new strain spreads the Angler exploit kit...

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CryptoWall 4.0: Why the Ransomware Presents a Bigger Threat than Its Predecessor

Posted on November 6th, 2015.

CryptoWall 4.0 is a harder ransomware to protect against than its predecessor, CrptoWall 3.0, according to Heimdal Security. This is pretty serious news, considering CryptoWall 3.0 has raked in an estimated $325 million from hundreds of thousands of victims by demanding ransom payments in bitcoin since the ransomware debuted less than a...