Ransomware

11.28.16
San Francisco transit hackers threaten to expose data
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San Francisco transit hackers threaten to expose data

They claim they want improved safety from Muni, but the ransom suggests otherwise.

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11.27.16
Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)
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Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)

You're forced to download code that holds your computer for ransom.

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09.09.16
Customer service matters when it comes to ransomware
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Customer service matters when it comes to ransomware

Technical skills are only part of the equation when building your criminal malware empire.

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06.08.16
University of Calgary hands over $16,000 in ransomware attack
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University of Calgary hands over $16,000 in ransomware attack

"The last thing we want to do is lose someone's life's work," said one university official.

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05.19.16
Makers of uncrackable ransomware hand over the key
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Makers of uncrackable ransomware hand over the key

Security researchers at ESET asked for the master key, but didn't expect it to be handed over.

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