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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2057 Ransomware for dummies: Anyone can do it
Among today’s fastest-growing cybercrime epidemics is “ransomware,” malicious software that encrypts your computer files, photos, music and documents and then demands payment in Bitcoin to recover access to the files. A big reason for the steep increase in ransomware attacks in recent years comes from the proliferation of point-and-click tools sold in the cybercrime underground that make it stupid simple for anyone to begin extorting others for money.

Recently, I came across an extremely slick and professionally produced video advertisement promoting the features and usability of “Philadelphia,” a ransomware-as-a-service crimeware package that is sold for roughly $400 to would-be cybercriminals who dream of carving out their own ransomware empires.

This stunning advertisement does a thorough job of showcasing Philadelphia’s many features, including the ability to generate PDF reports and charts of victims “to track your malware campaigns” as well as the ability to plot victims around the world using Google Maps.
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#2062 Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection
#2061 Filecode ransomware attacks your Mac – how to recover for free
#2060 Google security researcher finds hole in ESET's Mac antivirus
#2059 AWS goes down, and so do millions of websites, apps, and other services
#2058 AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs
#2057 Ransomware for dummies: Anyone can do it
#2056 Pretzel: Email encryption and provider-supplied functions are compatible (PDF)
#2055 Google Play apps infected with malicious iFrames
#2054 Is E2EMail a new beginning or the end for Google’s End-to-End?
#2053 Expanding protection for Chrome users on macOS
#2052 Password-manager apps for Android (security analysis)
#2051 Crypt0L0cker ransomware is back with campaigns targeting Europe
#2050 Yahoo says 32m user accounts were accessed via cookie forging attack
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