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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1615 This ransomware is now one of the three most common malware threats
The threat of ransomware attacks continues to grow. One particular strain of the cryptographic file-locking malicious software has now risen to become one of the top three most prevalent forms of malware used by hackers and cybercriminals.

Ransomware has exploded in 2016 and is increasingly targeting business networks instead of individual users. The total cost of damages related to these attacks is set to top $1 billion this year.

It's the Locky family which is currently most prevalent family of ransomware. The malware infamously took down the network of a high-profile Los Angeles hospital in February, and its notoriety has led to it entering the top three most common forms of malware.
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#1617 FruityArmor APT group used recently patched Windows zero-day
#1616 Mobile applications leak device, location data
#1615 This ransomware is now one of the three most common malware threats
#1614 Locky ransomware learns new evasive tricks
#1613 3.2 million debit cards compromised; SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI, YES Bank and Axis worst hit
#1612 Weebly confirms hack; millions of Foursquare accounts also exposed
#1611 The Reign of Ransomware (PDF)
#1610 Cisco ASA software identity firewall feature buffer overflow vulnerability
#1609 “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit
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