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.DOT file virus: spam delivering malicious .dot extension attachments

.DOT file virus: spam delivering malicious .dot extension attachments

An ongoing malspam campaign spreads malicious .dot files claiming to contain sensitive information about recipients. The emails look targeted as they address users by name and even provide their home address. However, the password-protected .dot entities attached to these messages are actually linked to a malware botnet distributing the Crypt0L0cker ransomware. What is the .dot […]

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Sage 2.2 ransomware removal: decrypt .sage virus files

Sage 2.2 ransomware removal: decrypt .sage virus files

When confronted with a crypto hazard emanating from the Sage 2.2 ransomware, PC users and organizations run the risk of losing their important data if they have no backups. This infection is a prime example of benign technology being abused by unscrupulous individuals. Before the phenomenon of e-extortion emerged, cryptography had been a godsend for […]

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Philadelphia Ransomware virus decryptor and removal

Philadelphia Ransomware virus decryptor and removal

The ins and outs of the Philadelphia ransomware reflect the heterogeneity of the extortion-centered cybercrime underground. This sample is backed by a Ransomware-as-a-Service platform advertised on darknet sites and forums as an extensively flexible service to get the bang for one’s buck. Everyone interested can purchase a copy of the perpetrating program for $400 and […]

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