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PowerLocker Ransomware Coming Soon
2014-01-08 07:43:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware developers will soon be selling a new generation of ransomware called PowerLocker that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and then demands money to decrypt and recover the infected files. The news was disclosed last Friday in a blog post by a volunteer group of anti-malware security researchers known as Malware Must Die (MMD), who discovered the threat while monitoring chatter on underground hacker forums that...

2013-12-30 08:29:04

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's how an attack from the Cryptolocker virus unfolds: when you attempt to access your business computer network, you instead find yourself locked out and all files strongly encrypted. Next, a threatening message arrives, and a faceless entity demands a ransom before lifting the encryption. It's a nightmare scenario, but one that Petronella Technology Group knows how to stop dead in its tracks. More information on this critical threat,...

Malware Cryptolocker Infects 250,000
2013-12-26 10:39:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Cryptolocker malware, which was first reported back in September, could be holding as many as 250,000 computer users as digital hostages. The virus has been infecting PCs around the world and effectively holds the files within it for ransom. To access the files locked by the ransomware,  PC owners are asked to pay $300 to $700 to the criminals who run and control the virus. Cryptolocker has been mainly aimed at individual PCs...

2013-12-16 23:25:01

MiTechMate Online PC Support solved more than 1,000 cases of FBI MoneyPak Virus and “Your computer has been locked” Virus in November, making itself the best online PC tech team specialized in removing Ransomware. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 According to the report, MiTechMate company has managed to help 1,000 customers to remove the scariest FBI MoneyPak Virus named NSA National Security Agency virus and “Your computer has been locked” Virus last month. The efficient...

2013-12-15 23:01:00

MiTechMate Online PC Support solved more than 1,000 cases of FBI MoneyPak Virus and Ukash Ransomware in November, making itself the best online PC tech team specialized in removing Ransomware. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 According to the report, MiTechMate company has managed to help 1,000 customers to remove the scariest FBI MoneyPak Virus named NSA National Security Agency virus last month. The efficient and friendly services provided by MiTechMate can ensure that the computer...

2013-12-12 04:21:10

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 172 million active users, today announces the availability of AVG AntiVirus for Mac® to help protect MacBook®, iMac® and Mac Pro® users running OS X Mavericks (10.9) and Mountain Lion (10.8) from malware. AVG AntiVirus for Mac is built on a powerful security engine that works in real time to detect and remove viruses and...

Scientists Explore Mechanisms Of Viruses' Shells
2013-12-11 09:41:20

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) Viruses are like small vessels containing an active component, the genetic material, that can infect a host cell. The vessel, called capsid or vector, is basically a shell that changes its shape when it penetrates a cell to infect it, and may even break into pieces. The research team, that includes Guido Polles and Cristian Micheletti of SISSA, carried out computer simulations and used theoretical models to understand how such 'vessel'...

2013-12-10 23:34:00

My Tech Gurus earns a great reputation as computer viruses are on the rise in 2013. In the early years of computer viruses they were just considered nuisances computer issues nowadays they are costing consumers and businesses big bucks and Governments even more. Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 My Tech Gurus earns a great reputation as computer viruses are on the rise in 2013. In the early years of computer viruses they were just considered nuisances computer issues nowadays they...

Humans May Be At Risk From Two Deadly Viruses In Bats
2013-11-20 13:20:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A fruit bat population living in central Africa has been found to be infected with two deadly viruses that could make the leap to humans. Researchers publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications wrote that the “gregarious” bats cover a distance in central African that is about the same as from California to New York. They found that 34 percent of the bats had been infected with Lagos bat virus, a disease similar to...

2013-11-14 08:38:47

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 172 million active users, today introduces two new applications to help maintain, clean up, and protect Apple® Mac® OS X® computers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/AQ17192) AVG Cleaner(TM) for Mac provides MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, iMac® and Mac Pro® users running OS X Mavericks (and previous)...