Ransomware

SpriteCoin Ransomware

The new SpriteCoin ransomware (also known as MoneroPay) leverages a novel social engineering technique – posing as a new cryptocurrency called SpriteCoin. It packs a one-two punch as well, combining a cryptolocker and password stealer in a single application.

The link to the SpriteCoin homepage was published on the bitcointalk.org forum and spread among users interested in new cryptocurrencies. The topic was removed when its malicious nature was revealed, but let’s take a look at the details.

Rapid Ransomware

The Rapid ransomware variant began attacking victims at the end of December 2017, according to the ID ransomware service Malwarehunterteam. This ransomware strain is interesting and unique because it keeps running even after encryption is completed, and continues encrypting files once they are created. Our team analyzed a new sample that was compiled a week ago.

NEW Acronis Ransomware Protection

Given the explosion of ransomware – malicious code that infects your computer and denies you access unless you pay a ransom – Acronis is doing all it can to combat it and protect the data of businesses and home users. That’s why we’re excited to launch a free version of our anti-ransomware software today.

Acronis Ransomware Protection, is a free, standalone version of our unique, artificial intelligence-based anti-ransomware technology, which stops ransomware attacks in real-time and helps users to recover data without paying the ransom.

Acronis 2018 Data Protection Survey

Acronis 2018 Data Protection Survey

In a January 2018 survey polling members of the internet population on topics including how they protect their valuable files, if they know about ransomware, and what factors influence their software purchases, nearly half of the population (46.4 percent) reported that they were not aware of ransomware as a threat.

It proves once again that to combat the threat, we must ramp up awareness and spread the word.

 

Paradise RansomwareThe Paradise ransomware that was seen in September 2017 is back, launching a new round of attacks in early January. This strain provides an unbreakable encryption scheme by using the RSA cipher for file encryption – an unusual cipher choice that makes fighting this strain even more challenging.

Here’s a complete analysis of Paradise ransomware so you know what you’re facing, and how you can avoid it.

CloudLinux Backup

There’s strength in numbers, which is why so many techies enjoy working with collaborative, open-source systems like Linux. Bouncing a good idea between several people can usually improve it more quickly than if one person had to refine it on their own.

The same can be true for a company that’s looking to enhance its offering. Sometimes getting to the next level means developing an alliance that will allow the company to leapfrog what they otherwise would have had to spend time and resources developing independently.

Recently, CloudLinux found it was ready to take another big step to improve its offerings and determined that the right partner could add even more value. Let’s take a look.

GlobeImposter ransomware

On December 26, 2017, the Necurs botnet delivered a late Christmas gift – the new version of GlobeImposter ransomware. Attached to spam messages as zip archives, the zip archive contains a JavaScript that downloads and installs ransomware on a victim’s computer.

Ransomware Trends 2018

Ransomware continues to threaten anyone using a Windows, macOS, or Android device, and individuals and business owners alike are paying ransoms because they don’t adequately protect their systems.

While anti-ransomware solutions are available for devices like laptops, PCs and mobile phones, other Internet of Things (IoT) devices remain at risk. Our 2018 Ransomware Forecast looks at what threats we may soon face.

Tech Trends 2018


The only constant in the world is change, and that is especially true in the field of technology. So what changes can we expect in 2018?

The current wave of innovative technologies will continue to gain momentum and further disrupt traditional industries throughout 2018. Personal data will become even more valuable and new regulations will try to protect that information. Ransomware attacks will continue to become even more sophisticated, forcing data protection vendors to dig deep and invest accordingly to create innovative anti-ransomware solutions that are easy and affordable for anybody with a computer.

2017 Review - 2018 Trends

Here we are at the end of another year, and what a year it was. Twelve months ago we made predictions for the year ahead – let’s see how we did.