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Here We Go Again – Another Ransomware Attack

Here We Go Again – Another Ransomware Attack

In what is becoming more and more common these days, organizations across Eastern Europe are reporting that they have fallen victim to a new rasomware attack being dubbed “Bad Rabbit”. While at the moment, Bad Rabbit is not nearly as wide-spread as previous attacks like WannaCry or Petya, it still poses a potential threat. Bad […]

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

A new type of Ransomware is making the rounds recently called ‘Bad Rabbit.’  While this particular type of Ransomware is similar to others in that it corrupts your files its method is a common on, the fake Adobe update. You might have noticed that about once a week, down by your clock (called the system […]

There’s No Crying in Baseball…I mean Ransomware

There’s No Crying in Baseball…I mean Ransomware

If you’ve been around computers and the Internet over the last few years or so, you might be familiar with a nasty class of viruses called ransomware. If you are unfamiliar with the term, ransomware is “a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is […]

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise and is set up for a record year in 2017. As Ransomware takes over your computer and encrypts all of your files you will not even know it. Then, once it is done on your system it will crawl out to the entire network and will encrypt any shared files […]

New Ransomware: Update your Anti-Virus

New Ransomware: Update your Anti-Virus

While most ransomware tends to work in the same way, cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new and more effective ways to wield their nasty tools. The latest Popcorn Time malware is no exception. First discovered by researchers on the MalwareHunterTeam, the Popcorn Time ransomware offers infected victims two choices for restoring their files – […]

Ransomware now corrupts QuickBooks data (12-9-2016)

Ransomware now corrupts QuickBooks data (12-9-2016)

Here at Frankenstein we have noticed a major uptick in the amount of ransomware infections.  Ransomware, such as ‘Cryptowall’, is a particularly dangerous type of infection because the virus corrupts all Office documents (Word files, Excel files, etc.) and therefor even after the infection is removed, these files are simply inaccessible. Just like all technology […]

Preventing Infection

While everybody who uses the Internet should have good anti-virus protection, all too often this is simply not enough.  When using the Internet everyone should be practicing safe browsing habits as well.  When it comes to the Internet there is no such thing as 100% protection, your computer is a tool and it is only […]

MALWARE, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

This is a repost of our very first blog, back in August of 2010.  In general, not much has changed in the Malware world- it’s still out there, and you still need to protect yourself.  If anything, its coders have gotten sneakier, so our tools have also changed, to keep up with the threats.  We no […]

Ransomware plus anonymity = a ruthless combination

CryptoDefense, and its predecessor CryptoLocker, are toxic new names in ransomware. They have only been around since September 2013; few expected them to still be operational, but the numbers are alarming. According to one university survey, 1 in 30 users have been infected, and 40% of those paid the ransom. Here’s how it works: once […]

WARNING: Defend Yourself from CRYPTODEFENSE

Well, here we go again … the latest Ransomware virus is out. It is called CryptoDefense, and is yet another virus that encrypts your documents (including pictures, music, Quickbooks files, etc.) and holds them hostage. The virus itself is not difficult to get rid of; most malware scanners and anti-virus programs can detect and remove […]