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Home security FBI: In $ 18 ex. Losses from ransomware!

FBI: In $ 18 ex. Losses from ransomware!

ransomwareThe famous Cryptowall ransomware has cost his victims on USA over 18cm. dollars since April 2014, according to new data FBI, arguing that malware continues to spread rapidly.

In their announcement, the public services say that Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), has been flooded with cases last year, with a total of 992 individuals and businesses in need of help.

It is supposed to be the "ransom" that he asks for ransomware is typically from $ 200 to $ 10.000, however the cost is staggered as security tools are required. The financial consequences are spreading if you add productivity loss, legal costs, additional IT services, and most likely the purchase of credit monitoring services for employees or customers.

The latest variation ransomware, it's the CryptoWall 3.0, was identified by researchers at the beginning of the year to use the anonymity network I2P για να επικοινωνήσει με τον C&C server, γεγονός που καθιστά ακόμη δυσκολότερο για τους ερευνητές τον εντοπισμό και την αντιμετώπισή του. Ήδη είχε χρησιμοποιηθεί το Tor για την φιλοξενία προσωπικών links για την αποκρυπτογράφηση σελίδων για τα θύματα, σε μια προσπάθεια να παραμείνει κρυφό, οπότε η τελευταία παραλλαγή δείχνει πως η συμμορία πίσω απ’ το κακόβουλο λογισμικό βρίσκεται σε διαρκή εξέλιξη, ώστε να είναι πάντοτε ένα βήμα πριν τους ειδικούς της ασφάλειας.

The FBI advises you to use antivirus and firewall from creditworthy companies and keep them up-to-date. Enable pop-up blockers to avoid accidentally clicking on something with malicious content. Always back-up and be suspicious of mails and attachments.

Ο Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of ΚnowBe4, argues that the number of $ 18 ex is far from reality, saying that many companies are not disclosing data to FBI.

"The CryptoWall 3.0, is the most advanced crypto-ransom malware right now, "adds Stu.

"Additional damage can be caused when a workstation is infected and has a mapped drive on a shared file server. At that point all files are encrypted and an entire partition is in their hands. Impact on a business can be devastating. "


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