Blog Tag: Ransomware

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Critical Infrastructure Plants and Organizations Worldwide

June 28, 2017 by Yiyi Miao
The world can't seem to catch a break — yet another large-scale ransomware attack broke out on June 27th, this time largely affecting critical infrastructure providers including oil and gas, energy, and nuclear plants, in addition...

The Most Destructive Malware of All Time

May 27, 2017
Author: Randy Abrams, Sr. Security Analyst, OPSWAT. The Morris Internet Worm – 1988 Concept Macro Virus - 1995 CIH Virus - 1998 Melissa Macro Virus/Worm - 1999 Code Red Worm - 2001 Slammer Worm - 2003 SoBig.F Worm –...

OPSWAT Enhances Metadefender Cloud Client with Release of Detection for WannaCry Vulnerability

May 19, 2017
MetaDefender Cloud Client - Click image to expand OPSWAT today announced the release of MetaDefender Cloud Client 4.0.6. The new release includes support for detection of Microsoft Windows vulnerability MS17-010, the vulnerability...

How to Prevent 'WannaCry' Ransomware and Similar Attacks

May 15, 2017
Since last week, users and organizations in over 100 countries, including major corporations and various government agencies, have fallen victim to the "Wanna Decryptor" or "WannaCry" ransomware attack. This ransomware was initially...

Ransomware Exploits: Detecting and Exploiting CVE-2008-2992 in Adobe Acrobat Reader

April 28, 2017 by Vinh Lam
A vulnerability is a security flaw in an application that attackers can exploit. Vulnerabilities leave software and systems open to all sorts of cyber attacks. Software vendors repair these vulnerabilities in the form of patches or...