Cyber News Rundown: Anatova Ransomware Infects the Globe

Reading Time: ~2 min.Anatova Ransomware Reaches Global Market A new ransomware family, dubbed Anatova by researchers, has been infecting machines across the globe. During encryption, Anatova appears to focus on small files to speed up overall encryption times, but doesn’t append the encrypted files with a new extension. Unexpectedly, this variant demands DASH crypto coins, rather than using […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/01/25/cyber-news-rundown-anatova-ransomware-infects-the-globe/

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Halts Texas Town

Reading Time: ~2 min.Texas Town Brought to a Halt by Ransomware Several days ago the town of Del Rio, Texas, fell victim to a ransomware attack that knocked most of the town’s major systems offline. While the town’s IT department quickly worked to isolate the infection, remaining departments were forced to switch to hand-written transactions in order to […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/01/18/cyber-news-rundown-ransomware-halts-texas-town/

Cyber News Rundown: Bad Apps Infect Google Play

Reading Time: ~2 min.Malicious Apps Get Millions of Installs Google recently removed 85 apps from the Play Store after they were found to contain predatory adware. With over nine million combined downloads, the apps were mostly fake games or utility apps that began pushing a constant stream of full-screen ads to users until the app itself crashed. More […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/01/11/cyber-news-rundown-bad-apps-infect-google-play

Cyber News Rundown: Ransomware Hits Tribune Publishing

Reading Time: ~2 min.American Newspapers Shutdown After Ransomware Attack Nearly all news publications owned by Tribune Publishing suffered disruptions in printing or distribution after the publisher was hit by a ransomware attack. Many of the papers across the country were delivered incomplete or hours or days late. Even some papers that had been sold off to other publishers […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2019/01/04/cyber-news-rundown-ransomware-hits-tribune-publishing