Articles in Security section

Osiris ransomware sets out for the data hunt

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
 

Osiris crypto-malware has joined the family of ominous Locky ransomware. The main novelty of this variation is the new file extension attached to the encrypted files. Along with the altered file name into clumsy [first_8_chars_of_id]–[next_4_chars_of_id]–[next_4_chars_of_id]–[8_hexadecimal_chars]–[12_hexadecimal_chars].osiris, the virus has also a few additional improved specifications. Though the virus may be the harbinger of the disturbing outcomes, […]

 

ODIN ransomware steps in as the newer version of Locky

Friday, October 7th, 2016
 

Few users might have heard of the horrifying ransomware called Locky which was launched a couple of months ago. Using an anonymous browser and exquisite encryption algorithms, it succeeded in inflicting severe damage throughout the entire virtual universe. Though it continued its misdeeds under Zepto name for a while, virus researchers noticed a significant ebb. […]

 

Terrifying Cerber virus keeps rampaging

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
 

If you haven’t heard about Cerber virus yet, you should arm up with the knowledge to protect yourself against it. The main destructive power of this menace lies in its ability to encrypt personal files. Unfortunately, it employs an exquisite encoding technique, i.e., mathematically strong algorithm to finish its misdeed. Recently, the virus reemerged with […]

 

What can you expect from Hohosearch.com virus?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
 

Recently, a significant number  of Internet users have reported that their search engines were replaced by annoying hohosearch.com. Beware  that this website acts as a browser hijacker.  After it takes over your web browser, Hoho Search sets its website as the main homepage. As a result, when you start browsing, you realize that the search […]

 

A new wave of ransomware – Petya virus

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
 

You might have already heard about the peculiarities of ransomware viruses. In case you are still unaware of these threats, you should know about its dangers and the damage they inflict. Thus, in this article, we will introduce a recently launched virus – Petya. Like the majority of other notorious viruses, it attacks user’s personal […]