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Ransomware Demand for Something Other than Bitcoin

Posted in Bitcoin, Ransomware

The increase in ransomware attacks over the past few years shows no signs of abating, with cybercriminals continuing to develop new methods of extorting businesses and consumers. We are used to hackers’ demands for payment in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or threats to release compromising names or even photos in exchange for release of data. … Continue Reading

The Long Reach of ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware

Posted in Bitcoin, Ransomware, WannaCry Virus

 The ransomware trend of 2016 shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.  If anything, this favorite tool of hackers seems to be gaining steam domestically and internationally.  Preying on a vulnerability in Microsoft systems that was reportedly first discovered (but not confirmed) by the NSA , hackers last week infected hundreds of thousands of computers with interconnected ransomware attacks… Continue Reading