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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#866 Ransomware is working, and the cybercrooks know it
The number of internet domains serving up ransomware has risen massively in just the space of three months, as cybercriminals look to cash in.

Sites designed to host malware, exploit kits, phishing scams, and other threats have also reached their highest-ever level, according to security researchers at Infoblox.

In raw numbers, exploit kits remain the biggest security threat, accounting for just over 50 percent of the index. As in past quarters, Angler remains the top piece of ransomware, but a new contender has emerged from far back in the pack: observations of Neutrino have grown by 300 percent, the researchers said.

"Again in simple terms: Ransomware is working," the report said.
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#866 Ransomware is working, and the cybercrooks know it
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#863 Out-of-the-box exploitation possible on PCs from top 5 OEMs
#862 Tor Browser 6.0: Ditches SHA-1 support, uses DuckDuckGo for default search results
#861 Crypto-ransomware attacks Windows 7 and later, scraps backward compatibility
#860 Millions of PCs ship with bloatware riddled with security flaws, say researchers
#859 Got $90,000? A Windows 0-Day could be yours
#858 Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk
#857 SSL/TLS and PKI timeline
#856 Hackers find bugs, extort ransom and call it a public service
#855 SandJacking attack puts Apple iOS devices at risk to rogue apps
#854 PayPal to pull out of Turkey following license denial
#853 US court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data
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