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In August, Doctor Web specialists analysed a myriad of new malware. At the beginning of the month, they discovered a malicious program that compromised sites making use of popular CMSs. In the second half of August, a Trojan-Spy was found that represents a serious risk to Linux machines. Viruses According to the statistical information collected […]

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In the vein of fake computer lockers everywhere, such as the Trojan.Ransomlock, Trojan.Fakeavlock, and Trojan.Winlock families, comes Trojan.Shadowlock. Unlike any of its predecessors however, this malware “encourages” users to fill out an online survey instead of outright demanding an online payoff. Online surveys in general return very little money, but they do eventually add up […]

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The so called “BKA Trojan” (BKA stands for German Federal Criminal Police) malware which is also known as the Ransom trojan in other countries, has found a more convincing way to fool computer users to pay. Now, together with other eight possible misdeeds,  the user is accused of hosting and distributing child pornography materials from his computer. […]

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