10 Ransomware Attacks You Should Know About in 2019


Ransomware was deemed one of the biggest malware threats of 2018, and it continues to disrupt the operations of businesses and the daily lives of individuals all over the world in 2019. The 2019 ransomware landscape is quite diverse – security researchers track over 1,100 different ransomware variants preying on innocent web users. As this number is constantly growing and ransomware is becoming more sophisticated, we decided to put together a list of some of the most popular ransomware attacks out there. You may have heard of some of these attacks before in the news, as they made waves in the cybersecurity industry over the last few years.

Below you will find a description of ten of the most infamous ransomware variants of recent years with a link to its decryption key (where applicable). 

1) Bad Rabbit

The Bad Rabbit ransomware attack follows the wider-reaching WannaCry and NotPetya strains of malicious code and has infected organizations primarily in Russia and Eastern Europe. Disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, Bad Rabbit spreads via ‘drive-by download’ on compromised websites. The Flash download has been installed in websites using JavaScript injected into the HTML or Java files of the affected websites. If a person clicks on the malicious installer, their computer locks. (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Allot Blog authored by Lena Fuks. Read the original post at: https://www.allot.com/blog/10-ransomware-attacks-2019/