Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#993 KSN Report: Ransomware from 2014-2016
This report has been prepared using depersonalized data processed by Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). The metrics are based on the number of distinct users of Kaspersky Lab products with the KSN feature enabled who encountered ransomware at least once in a given period. The term ransomware covers mainly two types of malware: so-called Windows blockers (they block the OS or browser with a pop-up window) and encryption ransomware. The term also includes select groups of Trojan-Downloaders, namely those that tend to download encryption ransomware upon infection of a PC. Nowadays, encryption ransomware is widely regarded as synonymous with ransomware, although, according to Kaspersky Lab statistics the number of users that regularly encounters blockers remains high.
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#993 KSN Report: Ransomware from 2014-2016
#992 3 million strong botnet grows right under Twitter's nose
#991 PayPal dumped cloud company (Seafile) after It refused to monitor customers' files
#990 Bitcoin phishing campaign uncovered
#989 Bitcoin rival Ethereum fights for its survival after $50 million heist
#988 NEC to launch AU$4.38m IoT-focused cybersecurity centre in Adelaide
#987 Tech support scams target victims via their ISP
#986 Hackers hit central banks in Indonesia and South Korea
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