Tag : Ransomware
title : Muni Metro Back to Normal as Cyber Criminals Failed to Get $73k Ransom Despite Threat to Leak Confidential Information
summary : As consumers were busy with the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, cyber criminals used the opportunity to attack San Francisco's transport system. They even demanded a $73k ransom in exchange of the key to unlock the affected Muni computer systems. What's even worse, they threatened to leak confidential information if the management would not pay. None of these worked out as the Muni Metro Stations are now back to normal.
date : Nov 29, 2016 10:11 AM EST
title : Facebook Said Report About Malware Images On The Social Media Site Is Incorrect
summary : Israeli security firm Check Point discovered a malware program that exploits vulnerabilities on social media platforms like Facebook. Apparently, the security flaw in Facebook leads to a maliciously coded image file that downloads itself to the computer. Once it is accessed the Locky ransomware will be installed to the device. In a statement to Engadget, Facebook said that the said ransomware is not on their social media site.
date : Nov 28, 2016 10:50 AM EST