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Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's computer, executes a cryptovirology attack that adversely affects it, and demands a ransom payment to restore it. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, and display a message requesting payment to unlock it. More advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.!! The ransomware may also encrypt... read more

Draft:Moneypak Ransomware

Moneypak ransomware is a malicious software which belongs to Federal Bureau of Investigation. Moneypak ransomware enters the user's system secretly without the knowledge of the user by means of question and answer sites or any other sort of downloads from malicious websites. Once the ransomware enters the system, it locks the system demanding the users to pay ransom amount. The system is forcefully locked and it claims alert message that the system is affected due to several stated reasons. It notifies... read more

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ransomware

The result was delete. W.marsh 02:25, 22 May 2007 (UTC)===Ransomware===As the author of http://www.jrandom.com/ransomware.html, I'm flattered by the attention but I don't believe this neologism has achieved notability, even in relation to Ransomware (malware). Schneier's Street Performer Protocol is a fine substitute. Erik Seaberg 05:57, 16 May 2007 (UTC) read more


Locky is a form of Ransomware encrypting victims files and then demanding payment for the encryption key to restore the user information. The Locky virus most common attack vector utilizes Microsoft Word document macro functionality. The distribution method is through email with an attached malicious Word document with an embedded macro to retrieve the Locky code and load it into memory of the users system.Although reported infections have been specific to Microsoft Word documents, It has stated... read more

Draft:Mac OS X Malware

Mac OS X Malware includes viruses, trojan horses, worms and other types of malware that affects the Mac Operating Sytem. Apple’s OS X is less vulnerable from malware or any virus attacks as there is a frequent release of software updates to find and remove mac defender malwares. ==History of Mac Malware==Bit9 and Carbon Black relays 2015 was the most prolific year for Mac malware ===First fully functional Ransomware===Apple was shut down by the first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users,... read more

Mac Malware

Mac Malware includes viruses, trojan horses, worms and other types of malware that affects the Mac Operating System. Apple’s OS X is less vulnerable from malware or any virus attacks as there is a frequent release of software updates to find and remove mac defender malwares.==History==Bit9 and Carbon Black relays 2015 was the most prolific year for Mac malware ===Ransomware===Apple was shut down by the first-ever ransomware attack against Mac users, encrypting the user's confidential information... read more


Archiveus is a computer virus for Microsoft Windows operating systems that is used as a method of extortion.It is a Trojan horse-type ransomware virus that encrypts the user's files. The user must then purchase something on specific Web sites to obtain the password to decrypt the files.In May 2006, the password protection was cracked. The password for restoring the affected files was found to be "mf2lro8sw03ufvnsq034jfowr18f3cszc20vmw". read more


CryptMix is a type of ransomware which claims that ransom fees will be donated to a children’s charity. The CryptMix threat combines large portions of other open source ransomware code: CryptoWall 3.0, CryptoWall 4.0 and CryptXXX. CryptMix was created by a group calling themselves “The Charity Team.” == Operation ==A single link sent via spam email sends victims to malicious websites and encrypts files on the network. A message is then prompted on the screen explaining that files have been... read more


TorrentLocker is classified as a type of file-encrypting ransomware that is on the rise to target all versions of Windows. This type of Ransomware was first observed in February 2014 while it was released at the end of August 2014. It came up with at least five of its major releases by December 2014. TorrentLocker encrypts the victim's files by implementing a symmetric block cipher AES, while it encrypts the AES key using an asymmetric cipher RSA.==Operation==The Torrentlocker infects your device... read more


TeslaCrypt was a ransomware trojan. It is now defunct, and its master key released by the developers. A free decryption tool is available .In its early forms, TeslaCrypt targeted game-play data for specific computer games. Newer variants of the malware also affect other file types.In its original, game-player campaign, upon infection the malware searched for 185 file extensions related to 40 different games, which include the ''Call of Duty'' series, ''World of Warcraft'', ''Minecraft'' and ''World... read more


DeepDotWeb is a news site dedicated to events in and surrounding the dark web featuring in-depth interviews and reviews about darknet markets, Tor hidden services, legal actions, privacy, bitcoin and related news.Exclusive coverage has included darknet market drug busts, pedophile crowdfunding, the details of hacking of darknet markets. as well as the diversification of markets such as TheRealDeal selling software exploits.Site features include blacklisted markets, comparisons and reviews.In May... read more

Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2013 April 30

====:File:Scott Cullather 1.jpg====The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted by AnomieBOT⚡ 19:10, 7 May 2013 (UTC)Purely a matter of usefulness/uselessness; the copyright situation is not a problem. As a portrait of an insignificant person, it's really not useful except in the person's biography — q.v. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Scott Cullather. This isn't going to be used here at Wikipedia, and it's not potentially useful for educational purposes, so it's out of scope at Commons.... read more

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Computing/2016 February 28

== How to make sure data in a cloud cannot be accessed by ransomware ==I intend to store data in a cloud. I thought about using Duplicati in order to encrypt the data there. However, as I noticed Duplicati stores both the password for the cloud and for the encryption. Hence, I fear that if my PC got infected with a ransomware, also my data in the cloud might get lost. Is there a way to make sure no ransomware could affect the cloud? -- (talk) 16:01, 28 February 2016 (UTC)Dropbox used to... read more

Privacy Center

Privacy Center is a form of ransomware that hijacks a Microsoft Windows operating system and insists that the upgrades their protection for a price. It is a green system tray icon that often takes over the screen and blocks the desktop, including the start icon. Unlike other rogue anti-viruses, Privacy Center has the capability of running in safe mode. Attempts to close the system tray are futile. Also, the system will often not acknowledge the insertion of a USB flash drive.==Method of Infection==The... read more

Dr. Web

Dr.Web is a Russian anti-malware company and the name of its flagship software suite. First released in 1992, it became the first anti-virus service in Russia.The company also offers anti-spam solutions and is used by Yandex, Russia's biggest search provider, to scan e-mail attachments. There is also an add-on for all major browsers which checks links with the online version of Dr Web.Dr.Web has withdrawn from AV tests such as Virus Bulletin VB100% around 2008 stating that they no longer represent... read more


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