Cerber ransomware takes special care not to encrypt security product files

Cerber’s developers want to infect your computer with ransomware. But they also don’t want to trigger a security alert that could interfere with their attempt to extort money from you.

David Bisson reports.

Sage 2.0 ransomware wants to be just like Cerber when it grows up

The Sage 2.0 ransomware has adopted several techniques employed by the notorious Cerber malware, so much so that you can’t help but wonder if the two are somehow related.

David Bisson reports.

Cerber eclipsed all other ransomware over holiday season, says Microsoft

Microsoft detected more enterprise PCs infected by Cerber than any other ransomware family over the 2016-17 holiday season.

David Bisson reports.

Spam campaign tiptoes via Tor to deliver Cerber ransomware

A malicious spam campaign is using a Tor2Web proxy service in an attempt to infect users with Cerber ransomware without raising any red flags.

David Bisson reports.

Cerber ransomware operation exposed… and boy is it lucrative!

Researchers have cracked open Cerber and revealed it to be one of the most lucrative ransomware-as-a-service platforms in the world.

David Bisson reports.

Cerber, the ransomware which talks to you, continues to evolve

New Cerber ransomware variant generates new hashes every 15 seconds, claims security firm.

David Bisson reports.

Pirate Bay hit by malvertising attack, drops Cerber ransomware

A malvertising campaign recently struck popular torrent site The Pirate Bay and redirected users to landing pages for the Magnitude exploit kit, where they were infected with the notorious Cerber ransomware.

David Bisson reports.

Have Adobe Flash? Update now against actively-exploited zero-day flaw

Adobe has released an emergency security update for Flash Player, protecting against a vulnerability that is being actively exploited by hackers to spread ransomware.

Cerber ransomware speaks to you: ‘Your files are encrypted’

A new ransomware threat speaks to its victim to inform them that it has successfully encrypted their files.

David Bisson reports.