The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was dated March 25 and obtained by Reuters over the weekend. […]
Well, this isn’t good. According to this article on Ars Technica, the EC Council website was hit with the Angler exploit kit and used to spread the TeslaCrypt ransomware to select visitors. There’s a lot of info in the linked Ars and some colorful commentary in the comments.
According to this article on Threatpost and this article on Krebs, another hospital has fallen victim to ransomeware. The ransomware launched when an employee opened a spam email attachment that contained the Locky strain that gained notoriety last month. The virus was able to spread from the original point of infection to the rest of […]