New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

A new ransomware vaccine program has been created that terminates processes that try to delete volume shadow copies using Microsoft’s vssadmin.exe program, Every day, Windows will create backups of your system and data files and store them in Shadow Volume Copy snapshots. These snapshots can then be used to recover files if they are mistakenly changed […]

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No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

The No More Ransom Project celebrates its fourth anniversary today after helping over 4.2 million visitors recover from a ransomware infection and saving an estimated $632 million in ransom payments. No More Ransom was created in 2016 through an alliance between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, […]

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Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware is trendy again, according to a new repot from McAfee which says that new ransomware samples increased by 118 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. It also states that it had observed “shifts” in initial access vectors, campaign management and “technical innovations in the code”. Looking at the targets, McAfee says ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed […]

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