Notable ransomware attacks in the first two months of 2018

After a tumultuous 2017, marked by notorious attacks like WannaCry, NotPetya, BadRabbit which caused severe disruption and losses of billion dollars, ransomware is expected to continue to hit businesses in 2018 as well. How 2018 looks so far The first two months of 2018 didn’t reveal any massive ransomware outbreak, but the year started with […]

Ranstop blocks Umaru, a Japanese ransomware

Test subject – Umaru, the Japanese ransomware Umaru or DriedSister is an unusual ransomware, in the sense that unlike most ransomware, this one encrypts files, but does not ask users to pay a ransom. The virus is relatively new, being reported in February 2018 and it seems it was conceived to attack Japanese users in […]

Ranstop anti-ransomware blocks Velso ransomware

Test subject – Velso ransomware Velso is a relatively new type of ransomware first reported in January 2018. The virus spreads mainly through spam emails which contain documents with malicious macros. When activated, the macros drop and execute the ransomware on the victim machines. The ransomware uses strong encryption (AES 256 and RSA 1024) to conceal […]

Ranstop anti-ransomware live test against BTCWare ransomware

Test subject – BTCWare ransomware, “shadow” extension The BTCWare family is a very active player in the ransomware world. Almost every month new variants are discovered, and although older versions are now possible to decrypt, the newly released variants use strong encryption algorithms to corrupt files and are impossible to recover. This particular variant is […]

Prevent ransomware encryption

Types of ransomware encryption To understand how to prevent ransomware encryption, we should first have a look at how ransomware encrypts files and which are the major types of ransomware encryption. 1. Replacers – ransomware variants that replace existing content with the corresponding encrypted content in the same file Such variants limit the entire process […]

TEMASOFT offers FREE anti-ransomware for non-commercial use

With the unprecedented growth of the ransomware threats, home users need free, easy-to-use anti-ransomware technology to keep their files safe. TEMASOFT is proud to support the general public in defending against ransomware threats through the availability of the FREE version of its new and innovative anti-ransomware software, TEMASOFT Ranstop. Ransomware is a type of malware […]

This is what happens when ransomware attacks a city government

Another ransomware attack, another city government. This time Springs Hill City, Tennessee, was struck by ransomware early November 2017. This is not the first incident of this type: Licking County City government was also attacked earlier this year. From the two attacks, we can observe a few common things that are important for understanding why […]

New TEMASOFT Ranstop is a proper response to the unprecedented ransomware breakouts

Latest ransomware threats and trends call for immediate action to protect businesses against downtime and data loss. Anti-ransomware technology is the no.1 choice to mitigate the ransomware risk. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 15, 2017 TEMASOFT announces the release of TEMASOFT Ranstop 2018 anti-ransomware software, in response to the unprecedented ransomware breakouts in 2017, including the large-scale […]

Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak targets Europe (live attack video)

Reports starting to come in on Tuesday, the 24th of October, according to which a new ransomware outbreak has targeted a series of corporate networks and institutions in Russia and Ukraine. The new ransomware is identified as Bad Rabbit ransomware and it also reportedly attacked targets in other countries like Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany. The […]