Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#889 BlackShades ransomware targets US, Russians, teases researchers
Researchers who dig deep through the code of one of the latest strains of ransomware might be surprised and even a little irked at what they find. Hidden inside some of those strings of code are taunts aimed at them.

According to Lawrence Abrams who runs BleepingComputer.com, the malware, BlackShades Crypter a/k/a SilentShades was spotted late last month by a researcher that goes by the name Jack, targeting both users in the United States and Russia. The ransomware behaves like most variants and once a user is infected it goes ahead and encrypts users’ files with an extension, in this case “.silent.”
Read more
#889 BlackShades ransomware targets US, Russians, teases researchers
#888 Banks: credit card breach at CiCi’s pizza
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12