This scary Android malware can record audio, video and steal your data

GhostCtrl creates a backdoor into Android devies allowing attackers to do virtually anything. Image: iStock A new form of malware has proved to be one of the most advanced Android information-stealers ever discovered, enabling attackers to open a backdoor in order to monitor data, steal information, record audio and video, and even infect the phone…

New computer ransomware attack needs attention

Some of the companies impacted included international pharmaceutical giant Merck, global law firm DLA Piper, global shipping company Maersk, and a number of Ukrainian governmental agencies. This new strain of ransomware — apparently a variation of the “Petya” strain of ransomware — utilizes the same exploit as WannaCry, which was the ransomware used in a…

Microsoft reveals two big ways to stop ransomware attacks

Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith has two requests that could cut down on ransomware. More Microsoft (MSFT) has had quite enough of ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya. But if the company is going to get a handle on the problem, it needs the help of customers, businesses and governments around the globe. When it comes to…

Decrypted: Emsisoft Releases a Decryptor for NemucodAES Ransomware

I am pleased to report that Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft released a decryptor for the NemucodAES Ransomware. First spotted by ID-Ransomware’s Michael Gillespie and then later confirmed by security researcher Derek Knight, NemucodAES is distributed via SPAM emails that pretend to missed delivery notifications from UPS. Fake UPS Missed Delivery SPAM Source: https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk These SPAM emails contain attachments that when opened, will contain a JS file that…

Global Ransomware Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know

A screenshot of what appeared to be the ransomware affecting systems worldwide on Tuesday. The Ukrainian government posted the shot to its official Facebook page. A quickly spreading ransomware attack is hitting countries across the world including France, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United States, just weeks after a ransomware attack known as WannaCry. What We Know WHERE…