Ransomware

Acronis Machine Learning

Acronis Active Protection is an advanced technology that uses sophisticated analysis to monitor and stop erratic processes on your system. If ransomware somehow manages to get through your anti-virus and starts to encrypt files, Acronis Active Protection will detect the encryption and immediately halt it – automatically restoring the files to the most recently backed up version. While performing well in independent testing and earning accolades from the media, Acronis has worked diligently to make it even better. The result is an improved version that incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

Protect your Mac from Ransomware


In the last couple of years, which will be remembered as the years of ransomware, we saw a lot of cases where individuals and companies were hit by this nasty type of malware. But ransomware was mainly targeting their Windows operating systems. This is wrong to think, however, that cybercriminals are only interested in Windows users: Mac users are in danger too.

Locky Empire Strikes Back

Locky ransomware

Locky is one of the most widespread and active ransomware families on the malicious threats landscape. There is a new version that just appeared a couple of days ago. It’s being delivered by the Necurs botnet through SPAM emails containing Microsoft Word macros exploiting the Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE). DDE is a Windows feature that handles the electronic transfer of MS Office files using shared memory and data.

Secure Bakcup

As we already reported, a new ransomware outbreak occurred in Europe on October 24. It hit some companies in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S., preventing full operations for some companies even after two days. Bad Rabbit has numerous advanced features such as propagating over local networks, but most notably it’s actually attacking backup files.

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new ransomware sample called Bad Rabbit hit Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, and Japan. Russia and Ukraine were hit the most as the infection started through some hacked Russian news websites. Russian media agencies Interfax and Fontanka, as well as transportation organizations in Ukraine including the Odessa airport, Kiev's subway and the country's Ministry of Infrastructure were among the first to catch the infection.

CCleaner Malware

Users of CCleaner for Windows, a maintenance and file clean-up tool developed by Avast Piriform, are being told to update their software immediately, since it’s been discovered that hackers had installed a backdoor in the official application that would allow additional malware to be added to the infected system.

The ability of cybercriminals to access user systems by adding malware into official software builds of trusted vendors is a major red flag. Protecting your data just got even more critical, so here’s what you need to know.

How to avoid ransomware attack

Given the volume of record-breaking and prominently reported breaches, it’s not surprising that 2016 was dubbed the year of the hack. Whether it was news of Yahoo’s two record-breaking hacks, state-sponsored hacking, or Dropbox and social networks being breached, hardly a week went by without news of a major security breach.

Ransomware is clearly a profitable line of work. Not surprisingly, its reach is growing, and 2017 is now being coined the year of the hacker.

Acronis True Image 2018 for Mac

Data protection is important regardless of your preferred platform. So while the launch of Acronis True Image 2018 is naturally going to attract attention from the PC crowd, we think it’s important to give a little love to Mac users.

After all, we have included a lot of new features specifically for Macs. The result? You can generate even more reliable backups, enjoy easier control, and secure your data against a brutal digital threat that’s increasingly targeting Macs.

Acronis True Image 2018

Today is a big day at Acronis, as we launch Acronis True Image 2018, which offers a host of new backup and recovery capabilities. It also marks the first time a personal backup product will include artificial intelligence-based technology to actively protect data against ransomware.

This combination of features makes Acronis True Image 2018 the most reliable, easiest to use and most secure personal backup and recovery software available – and we’re stoked to set a new standard in data protection for individuals, families and home office users.

Serpent ransomware

Serpent is the 4th generation of the malware originally known as Zyklon. First, it became WildFire, then Hades Locker, and now, Serpent. This type of ransomware typically spreads through spear phishing emails containing a link to download the cryptolocker.