ransomware 2019


Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid
Ransomware is often spread through phishing emails that contain malicious attachments or through drive-by downloading. Drive-by downloading occurs when a user unknowingly visits an infected website and then malware is downloaded and installed without the user’s knowledge.

Ransomware payments in the bitcoin ecosystem
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Ransomware can prevent a user from accessing a device and its files until a ransom is paid to the attacker, most frequently in Bitcoin. With over 500 known ransomware families, it has become one of the dominant cybercrime threats for law enforcement, security professionals

To pay or not: game theoretic models of ransomware
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Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files and demands a ransom from victims. It can be viewed as a form of kidnapping in which the criminal takes control of the victims files with the objective of financial gain. In this article, we review and develop the game theoretic

A multi-level ransomware detection framework using natural language processing and machine learning
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Ransomware attacks in recent years have proved expensive due to significant damages and obstructions these caused in various sectors such as health, insurance, business, and education. Several malware detection methods have been proposed to uncover different

A New Analysis of Cryptolocker Ransomware and Welchia Worm Propagation Behavior. Some Applications. III
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In this paper we receive new models that in some situations can be applied to model computer viruses propagation. Welchia worm and Cryptolocker ransomware have a long growing phase in contrast to many other threats. In September 2013 the CryptoLocker

Early findings: Review of state and local government ransomware attacks
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It should be noted that this list should not be viewed as exhaustive. Ransomware attacks are not always publicly reported by state and local governments and there is no centralized reporting authority, similar to HIPAA requirements, for these agencies. This means that the

Ransomware Threat and its Impact on SCADA
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Modern cybercrimes have exponentially grown over the last one decade. Ransomware is one of the types of malware which is the result of sophisticated attempt to compromise the modern computer systems. The governments and large corporations are investing heavily to

An Effective Android Ransomware Detection Through Multi-Factor Feature Filtration and Recurrent Neural Network
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with the increasing diversity of Android malware, the effectiveness of conventional defense mechanisms are at risk. This situation has endorsed a notable interest in the improvement of the exactitude and scalability of malware detection for smart devices. In this study, we have

Static Malware Analysis to Identify Ransomware Properties
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The study in this paper presents the results of ransomware analysis to identify the characteristic properties that distinguish ransomware executable from other malware and benign executables. The executables are analyzed both statically and dynamically to

Ransomware , threat and detection techniques: A review
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The popularity of ransomware has created a unique ecosystem of cybercriminals. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are to provide a thorough understanding of ransomwares threat and discuss recent detection techniques used. Successful ransomware attack has direct

A Survey on Android Ransomware and its Detection Methods
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Ransomware attacks have been on a rise for a long time. Ransomware possesses a serious security threat to cyber security. Now-a-days mobile phones have become a necessity. People do not use mobile phones just for communication purpose but also to store personal

Recent advances in cryptovirology: state-of-the-art crypto mining and crypto ransomware attacks
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Recently, ransomware has earned itself an infamous reputation as a force to reckon with in the cybercrime landscape. However, cybercriminals are adopting other unconventional means to seamlessly attain proceeds of cybercrime with little effort. Cybercriminals are now

Android Ransomware Detection using Machine Learning Techniques to Mitigate Adversarial Evasion Attacks
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Ransomware is a specific kind of malware designed to extort money from someone by locking up their device and personal data files. The device owner is then required to pay a ransom to possibly get the device unlocked and restore access to the personal data files

A Proactive Approach for Detecting Ransomware based on Hidden Markov Model (HMM)
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A ransomware is the most hazardous kind of computer malware that causes a huge devastation to the computer systems, so that detecting it is highly required at the moment. Truthfully, several prior researchers addressed Markov Model and its variants, like Hidden

Understanding the Evolution of Ransomware : Paradigm Shifts in Attack Structures
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The devasting effects of ransomware have continued to grow over the past two decades which have seen ransomware shift from just being opportunistic attacks to carefully orchestrated attacks. Individuals and business organizations alike have continued to fall

Ransomware Network Traffic Analysis for Pre-Encryption Alert
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Cyber Security researchers are in an ongoing battle against ransomware attacks. Some exploits begin with social engineering methods to install payloads on victims computers, followed by a communication with command and control servers for data exchange. To scale

Ransomware a Concealed Weapon of Cyber Extortion: The Beginning Unfolded
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The technology has indeed resolved so fast, that what it used to be a Sci-Fi movies in yester years, is a conventional reality today. Lot of ordinary accessories have turned to be smart, especially now we are at the peak of an era of wearable technology and internet of things

Statistical Analysis of Benign and Ransomware Dataset based on t-test, Pearson Correlation, and Chi-Squire Tests
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Computer software plays a crucial role for automating modern life electronic missions, which depend strongly on them. In general, computer software involves two types, namely benign software and malware software. The first is a useful software, while the latter is a harmful

A Comparative Assessment of Obfuscated Ransomware Detection Methods
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Ransomware represents a class of malicious applications that encrypts the files of infected system and demands from victims a payment in cryptocurrency in order to receive the decryption key. The mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies increased the number of

An Intelligent Crypto-Locker Ransomware Detection Technique using Support Vector Machine Classification and Grey Wolf Optimization Algorithms
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Ransomware is advanced malicious software which comes in the forms of different forms, with the intention to attack and take control of basic infrastructures and computer systems. The majority of these threats are meant to extort money from their victims by asking for a

DOES HIPAA PROVIDE ENOUGH PROTECTION FOR HEALTHCARE IN THE AGE OF RANSOMWARE AND CURRENT CYBERSECURITY THREATS
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A doctoral project submitted to the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Health Administration in the College of Health Professions First, I thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Without Him, the completion


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