ransomware


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 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

Poster: a new approach to detecting ransomware with deception
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Ransomware is a harmful threat in cybersecurity now. It seriously affects users data and property. The increasing amount of ransomwares new variants and Ransomware -as-a- Service make the problem much urgent. In this work, we proposed a new approach to

Poster: Self-defensible storage devices based on flash memory against ransomware
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In this work, a storage-level approach for ransomware attacks is proposed, which enables a storage device to perform detection and data recovery independently of the host-level solution. It detects the intrusion of ransomware based on storage-access activity and

Ransomware : A growing menace
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Ransomware is a category of malicious software which, when run, disables the functionality of a computer in some way. The ransomware program displays a message that demands payment to restore functionality. The malware, in effect, holds the computer ransom. In other

A brief study of wannacry threat: Ransomware attack 2017
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Recently Ransomware virus software spread like a cyclone winds. A cyclone wind creates atmospheric instability; likewise ransomware creates computer data instability. Every user is moving towards digitization. User keep data secure in his or her computer. But what if data is

Network activity analysis of CryptoWall ransomware
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The paper presents the analysis of the CryptoWall ransomware network behaviour. In this approach a HoneyPot technology as well as the automatic run-time malware analytical system called Maltester were used. We present the practical results of the analyses

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

Out of control: Ransomware for industrial control systems
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Ransomware has recently emerged as the trending new business model for cybercrime with high-profile attacks on hospitals revealing how profitable the technique can be when used to hold operationally critical assets for ransom. Meanwhile, industrial control system (ICS)

A behavioural-based approach to ransomware detection
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The rise of ransomware as a cybersecurity threat is nothing short of spectacular-from its dormant introduction nearly three decades ago, to present day, where ransomware is widespread and has become a serious threat. Ransomware is a type of malicious software

The current state of ransomware
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Ransomware has become one of the most widespread and damaging threats that internet users face. Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 201 weve seen a new era of file-encrypting Ransomware variants delivered through spam messages and Exploit Kits

Extortion on the internet: the rise of crypto- ransomware
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Jean-Loup Richet abstract: This article highlights the transition from traditional ransomware threats ( ransomware 1.0) to new and more complex attacks (crypto- ransomware ) targeting desktop computers. The article suggests that cybercriminals will capitalize on malicious

Deep learning for ransomware detection
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Ransomware is a kind of malware that installs covertly on a victims computer or smartphone, executes a cryptovirology attack and demands a ransom payment to restore it. Ransomwares have been the most serious threat in 201 and this situation continues to

Ransomware : a growing threat to SMEs
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This article attempts to discover the surreptitious features of ransomware and to address it in information systems security research. It intends to elicit attention with regard to ransomware , a newly emerged cyber threat using such encryption technology as RSA, and

Ransomware : A research and a personal case study of dealing with this nasty malware
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ABSTRACT Aim/Purpose Share research finding about ransomware , depict the ransomware work in a format that commonly used by researchers and practitioners and illustrate personal case experience in dealing with ransomware . Background Author was hit with Ransomware

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

Multi-layered defense architecture against ransomware
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A new form of malware (malicious software) known as ransomware has drawn the attention of researchers and information security personnel worldwide. Ransomware poses a serious threat to information security as it victimizes Internet users by hijacking user files, encrypting

Poster: a new approach to detecting ransomware with deception
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Ransomware is a harmful threat in cybersecurity now. It seriously affects users data and property. The increasing amount of ransomwares new variants and Ransomware -as-a- Service make the problem much urgent. In this work, we proposed a new approach to

Malware-free intrusion: a novel approach to ransomware infection vectors
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The Internet is so diverse such that at any given instance someone is clicking a link, opening a file, downloading an email attachment and so forth. Such seemingly benign actions do not always return the expected outcome because attackers leverage these actions to spread

Understanding and defending crypto- ransomware
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The threat of malwares have been existing since the 1988-8 previously people were not connected to the internet the way they are now, the number of incidents of malware were very few as compared to what we see today. Ransomware is a form of malware which has

Visualizing Bitcoin Flows of Ransomware : WannaCry One Week Later.
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Because of its pseudo-anonimity and decentralisation characteristics, bitcoin payments are often a tool utilised by ransomware : this kind of malware infects a victim computer by encrypting some/all its data and/or denying the access to it. Then, the victim has to pay a

RoT: Ransomware of Things
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Abusing information systems to extort money is almost as old as computing itself. Back in 198 an IT employee at a US insurance company programmed a logic bomb to erase vital records if he was ever fired; two years later he was, and it did, leading to the first conviction

Evolving Threat Agents: Ransomware and their Variants
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This paper studies different kinds of ransomware attacks right from its point of origin to the latest kind of ransomware attacks. As this malware threat has reported a significant increase in the number of report incidents happenings in countries like USA, UK and India. A study of

A comprehensive survey: ransomware attacks prevention, monitoring and damage control
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Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or restricts user from accessing their system, either by locking the systems screen or by locking the users files in the system unless a ransom is paid. More modern ransomware families, individually categorize as crypto


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