Because of the cryptocurrency market's significant growth in the past couple of years, everyone wants a piece of that pie. Ransomware is still the most popular way for cybercriminals to generate that cryptocurrency income, but these days it seems that everything from personal computers to mobile devices and servers are all being targeted as possible hosts for secretly mining cryptocurrency. This week the SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team has received reports of a ma
The SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research Team have come across a fake ransomware Trojan that functions as a bootlocker. It is named Uselessdisk because of the debugging symbols and project name strings that the developer has left in the executable file. Its aim is simple: render the system unbootable and pretend that files on the system have been encrypted. Ask for $300 USD in bitcoin for file recovery. Infection Cycle: Upon running the malware, it quickly reboots the machi
Hackers have obtained credentials for more than 68 Million accounts for online cloud storage platform Dropbox from a known data breach. Dropbox has confirmed the breach and already notified its customers of a potential forced password resets, though the initial announcement failed to specify the exact number of affected users. However, in a selection of files obtained through sources in the database trading community and breach notification service Leakbase, Motherboard found
The City of Atlanta is still struggling to bounce back a week after falling victim to a ransomware attack.
According to reports, Atlanta residents are unable to pay water bills or parking tickets, and employees have to fill out all paperwork by hand. The city says there is no evidence to believe any customer or employee data is compromised, but they are recommending residents contact credit agencies and monitor their accounts as a precautionary measure. Court proceedings fo