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Victims Unlikely to Receive NotPetya Decryption Keys Despite Paying Bitcoin Ransom

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According to security firm Kaspersky Labs, there is little hope for victims to retrieve access to their files after the recent so-called Petya cyberattack. On Tuesday, it was reported that the NotPetya ransomware had started in the Ukraine and was spreading worldwide affecting thousands of computers in the U.K., the U.S., Russia, Spain and France, to name a few. With 2,000 organizations around...

Ransomware Racket Nets Developers $325 Million in Bitcoin: Report

The malware authors making up the cyber gang behind the intrusive Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, a strain of malware, have raked in an estimated $325 million from hundreds of thousands of victims around the world by demanding ransom payments in Bitcoin. The ransomware has been active since January, 2015. A cybercriminal group that develops and deploys Cryptowall 3.0 may have gathered millions of...

Bitcoin Ransomware Hits Sheriff's Office

Dickson County Sheriff's Office said they had to pay a ransom - $500 in Bitcoin - to regain access to thousands of their case files which has been encrypted by a computer virus, News Channel 5 Network reports. IT Director Detective Jeff McCliss said: "Every sort of document that you could develop in an investigation was in that folder. There was a total of 72,000 files." The computer virus...

BREAKING: Massive Hack on Australian Computers, Demands Bitcoin

There has been a massive hack attack on more than 20,000 Australian computers according to SMH and Stay Smart Online. Reports say that thousands of Australian PCs have been frozen and locked by hackers using a software that encrypt all files on the computers. The malicious and damaging software then asks for a ransom in Bitcoin to unlock the computer. Australian government agencies are closely...