ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment.

October 13, 2017

‘Locky’ Ransomware is Back Again : Ykcol and Asasin Ransomware Variants

Unfortunately, at this time it is still not possible to decrypt .asasin or .ykcol  files encrypted by the Locky Ransomware for free. Cybercriminals behind the Locky ransomware have revamped the malware’s code three times in […]
September 4, 2017

RESTORE_INFO-xxxx , 10 letter extra extension, 0x86, Plugins and new Ransomware

A new Variant of Ransomware has been reported by some of our clients. All data files (php, htm, txt, zip) are encrypted and have been renamed by adding a 10-letter file extension that looks random […]
August 15, 2017

Ransomware Targeting WordPress Sites in Pakistan

Recently, the Tier3 team has seen ransomware being used in attacks targeting WordPress sites in Pakistan. We are currently tracking a ransomware variant experts are calling “EV ransomware.” Ransomware is malicious software that an attacker […]
June 28, 2017

“Petya” or “NotPetya” Ransomware Attacks Companies Across Globe

  Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence. […]
March 28, 2017

New Apple iOS 10.3 Fixes Ransomware Flaw in Mobile Safari

  Apple released  iOS 10.3 earlier today and included in it were a host of new features. As usual, however, there are a number of under-the-hood changes as well. Tier3 found out that iOS 10.3 fixes […]
March 8, 2017

Spora ransomware – New Cyber Threat of 2017 Complete Guide

The Spora ransomware is slowly making a name for itself as one of the most well-run ransomware operations on the market, with a very well-designed ransom payment portal, some solid customer support, and also efforts […]
February 21, 2017

Ransomware Growth In Pakistan Fueled By Indian Cybercriminals

Some of these groups are making tens of thousands of Indian Rupees a day from their extortion campaigns. Those participating in the ecosystem appear to be doing so with impunity and with little fear of being caught.
February 21, 2017

How easy it is for criminals to exploit your organisation using ransomware ?

How easy would it be for criminals to exploit your organisation using ransomware: what’s ahead in 2017? If 2016 saw a number of seismic changes on the political front, the cyber security arena has continued […]