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Old 06-03-2016, 02:21 PM
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As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released today by PhishMe.

That was up from 56 percent in December, and less than 10 percent every other month of last year.

And the number of phishing emails hit 6.3 million in the first quarter of this year, a 789 percent increase over the last quarter of 2015.

The anti-phishing vendor also counted the number of different variants of phishing emails that it saw. Ransomware accounted for 51 percent of all variants in March, up from just 29 percent in February and 15 percent in January.

The skyrocketing growth is due to that fact that ransomware is getting easier and easier to send and that it offers a quick and easy return on investment.

Other types of cyberattacks typically take more work to monetize. Stolen credit card numbers have to be sold and used before the cards are canceled, for example. Identity theft takes even more of a time commitment.

With ransomware, however, victims tend to pay quickly. Instead of hunting through company networks for valuable data, exfiltrating it, processing it, and monetizing it, ransomware criminals can just sit back and watch the money flow in.
93% of phishing emails are now ransomware | CSO Online

This is freakin' crazy, but from a pragmatic villainy perspective it makes sense.

There's also a link to an article on how to respond to a Ransomware situation...
How to respond to ransomware threats | CSO Online


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way,[1] and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.
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I use this reference for securing computer for Online shopping https://nci.ca/10-safest-methods-to-shop-online/
I stoped using other providers and now I only use paypal
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I'm all for the death penalty for ass holes who attack another person's computer.
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I'm all for the death penalty for ass holes who attack another person's computer.
A little extreme.

I kinda like the fire ant hill and honey idea, myself.
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93% of phishing emails are now ransomware | CSO Online

This is freakin' crazy, but from a pragmatic villainy perspective it makes sense.

There's also a link to an article on how to respond to a Ransomware situation...
How to respond to ransomware threats | CSO Online


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way,[1] and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.
I've gotten a 'ransom ware' screen here at work, it told me not to turn my computer off, etc. I did the C-A-D buttons, and rebooted, and it was gone. Of course ran the virus scan afterwards, but it didn't detect a virus. Fake ransom ware in hopes that I would pay up? I'll never know.
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From what I see, the ransom screen comes on, and if you click on anything pertaining to the message other than CAD, it means you have given the hackers permission to load your computer up with ransomware and other crap.
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I've gotten a 'ransom ware' screen here at work, it told me not to turn my computer off, etc. I did the C-A-D buttons, and rebooted, and it was gone. Of course ran the virus scan afterwards, but it didn't detect a virus. Fake ransom ware in hopes that I would pay up? I'll never know.
Those were adwares..
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This is freakin' crazy, but from a pragmatic villainy perspective it makes sense.

There's also a link to an article on how to respond to a Ransomware situation...
How to respond to ransomware threats | CSO Online


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way,[1] and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.
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