There’s a new form of ransomware—apparently built by amateurs—that takes your money but deletes your personal files anyway. Security research firm Talos recently published a blog post about a new form of malware dubbed Ranscam. This ransomware follows the basic premise of previous variants. It claims your files have been encrypted, and thus inaccessible to […]

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The global backup as a service market to grow at a CAGR of 27.5% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global backup as a service market for 2016-2020 This report considers revenue generated from backup services offered on cloud platforms. The services from online backup […]

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Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns. The rise is driven by the money thieves make with […]

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By now everyone should have heard about Cryptolocker and other “ransomeware” that can infect computers, encrypting files and then demanding a ransom in BitCoins to decrypt them. The news is full of articles about how corporate, personal, hospital and even police networks have been infected and held for ransom. This potential hack will use Microsoft's DevCon utility to disable and enable local backup drives at will, hopefully protecting them from ransomware.

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