It is a variant of the CryptoLocker ransomware, which came by email with a malicious link, inviting users to click on it or download and execute an email attachment. Also, cybercriminals included the CryptoWall code in websites ads. Once executed, the ransomware encrypted the data on the host PC and other connected computers on the same network. Then it asked for a bitcoin ransom in exchange for the decryption key and the access to their data.

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PHOBOS Ransomware Attack Hits Romanian Hospital on July 22

A ransomware attack targeted Witting Clinical Hospital in Bucharest. Hackers took control of the healthcare provider's servers, encrypted the data, and demanded a ransom in Bitcoin in exchange for a decryption tool. SRI (Romanian Intelligence Service) announced that...

740 Ransomware Victims Listed On Data Leak Sites in Q2 2021, New Report Shows

A new report from Digital Shadow highlights the worrying information that the number of ransomware victims named on data leak sites increased by 47% compared to Q1 of 2021. Ransomware victims were posted on dark web data leak sites In Q2 of 2021, over 700...

Kaseya Gets Universal Decryptor for REvil Ransomware

The decryptor vendor will work closely with customers affected by this July's outbreak of ransomware attacks to help recover their files. However, it is uncertain if Kaseya paid the ransom demanded by hackers. Worldwide Outbreak Of Ransomware Attacks in July this year...