Ranstop anti-ransomware live test against .asasin variant of Locky

Test subject – .Asasin variant of Locky ransomware .Asasin is the latest  variant of Locky ransomware, and it gets distributed via SPAM email campaigns. The messages resemble a notification to pay an invoice, having an archive as an attachment. Initial email campaigns had design flaws which prevented many infections, as the actual attachment was obfuscated because […]

TEMASOFT Ranstop 2018 Beta Now Available!

TEMASOFT is proud to announce the availability of the public BETA release of Ranstop 2018. The new version features support for server operating systems, starting with Windows Server 2008 R2, a faster and more reliable real-time backup engine and various other optimizations and fixes. This release delivers protection for the most valuable assets in a […]

Ransomware protection

Ransomware prevention

There are many tips for ransomware prevention online and about protection against ransomware, in general. Most include various commercial solutions that are, indeed, critical to providing adequate protection. We would like, however, to provide some tips on how to stay safe from ransomware infections, without relying on any software solution. It does not mean you […]

Enterprise ransomware protection

Enterprise ransomware protection has become the top cybersecurity concern and protecting computers from ransomware it is a top priority. The general advice on how to protect against ransomware, such as user training, deployment of anti-ransomware, antivirus and backup technologies, applies to small and large environments. However, there are unique challenges when such advice is implemented […]

Paying the ransom -Three ways to lose both your data and your money

Most industry experts, authorities and security vendors advise against paying the ransom when infected with ransomware, and there are several reasons for doing so. First, paying ransom encourages the ransomware phenomenon, and more and more cyber-criminals will attempt to profit in this way. It verifies the fact that money can be made out of this, […]

Linux ransomware, an important concern

Although not a frequent target, and usually harder to exploit than other operating systems, Linux is not ransomware free. Mass ransomware attacks often target more popular operating systems, both among consumers with relatively fewer IT skills and businesses. However, targeted ransomware attacks go for a particular organization, so cyber criminals are looking to get a […]

Ranstop anti-ransomware live test against Arena variant of Crysis/Dharma

Test subject – Arena ransomware, a variant of Crysis / Dharma The .Arena ransomware marks a comeback for the Crysis/Dharma ransomware family. According to Michael Gillespie, the distribution method is not yet known, but most probably follows the pattern of the Crysis family, which used to be installed manually after successfully compromising the Remote Desktop Protocol. Once executed the ransomware appends […]

Ranstop anti-ransomware protects against Lukitus variant of Locky

Test subject – Loky Lukitus ransomware The Lukitus Loki variant is part of a new campaign following the “diablo” variant and is distributed via email campaigns containing malicious scripts either as office files or zip archives. One interesting feature of this variant, similar to the CryptoWall functionality, is that of scrambling files to make recovery even more difficult. […]