Friday, June 10, 2016

The most read of the week: ransonware and more ransonware

The malware code known as ransonware increasingly resembles a biblical plague whose end is not clear. As more news about new cases, also it increases the curiosity of our readers on the subject. This is evidenced by our ranking of most read news this week.

Our summary of the increase in ransomware, with the latest figures, marking growth of almost 700% in the last three months, it was definitely our most read this week information. Very useful for researchers is the development of a detailed list of more than 120 families of ransomware that, according to Bart Parys, security researcher who has participated in the creation of this list, it succeeds because "the return on investment is high."

The ransomware is also the protagonist of a curious news that has caught the attention of our audience: a specimen of ransomware named "Black Shades" contains in its source code insults and provocations against researches who want to break their encryption algorithm, such as " you can not hack in me, I´m very strong"

And here dont end the ransomwares who have made target in the attention of our audience: the new ransomware Cerber rapidly increases their attempts to infect every day, the researches said: When we tried to duplicate it we realized that it was not possible because mutates every 15 seconds", wich makes it very difficult to detect.

The week has also had other news impact ,such as the assault on user accounts Team Viewer remote access provider,widely used in medium and large companies to share and control desks ,online meetings, video conferencing and file transfer between computers. The assault is not very clear, as the code Team Viewer closed.

The last great lead of the week was the founder of Facebook and the theft of passwords on Pinterest and Twitter, by the OurMine group, who wrote some messages on his behalf from his account on Twitter and reported that the Zuckerberg´s password for both services was "dadada",information that has not been disproved by Facebook nor by  his founder.


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