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Joseph Steinberg is the editor-in-chief, lead content creator, and local father figure of Best Security Search. He enjoys hiking and rock climbing and hates the 12345678 and qwerty passwords.

Ransomware

Updated: Remove TorrentLocker (Crypt0l0ker) and .Enc Files Manually

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First detected in August 2014, TorrentLocker (Crypt0l0ker) has now a new distribution campaign targeting Italian victims. It encrypts files on the victims’ systems and appends extension .enc to them. This ransomware infection was first detected by a security researcher from Emsisoft. New TorrentLocker (Crypt0l0ker) in Detail The new distribution campaign of TorrentLocker (Crypt0l0ker) spread a…

Pahan Malware Tools Infect Cybercriminals
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Pahan Malware Tools Infect Cybercriminals

Hackers and malware developers are usually focused on infecting regular users. That’s their main “niche”, however, they also spread viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers and other malicious tools to other cybercriminals. As all gangster movies show, there’s no code of honor criminals won’t break. It’s true for regular crooks, and it’s true for cybercriminals. There’s a…

130 Companies Hacked by Operation Ghoul
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130 Companies Hacked by Operation Ghoul

A massive corporate espionage campaign started in March 2016. A group dubbed Operation Ghoul was responsible for breaching into 130 companies worldwide. The activities of the group increased in late June of this year. Operation Ghoul mainly targeted industrial, engineering and manufacturing companies in 30 countries around the globe. Education, trading, tourism, shipping, pharmaceutical, and…

Shark Ransomware Project Smells Fishy
Ransomware

Shark Ransomware Project Smells Fishy

The new Shark ransomware service was discovered by Serbian security expert GrujaRS. Shark claims to be a ransomware development kit. In other words, you can modify Shark to create a ransomware and try to encrypt PC for ransom. Even though the ransomware can produce payloads, it’s a possible scam. The Shark ransomware reportedly showed its…

Android Browser Hijackers Removal
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Android Browser Hijackers Removal

A huge chunk of our site is dedicated to the removal of browser hijacker.. The crapware game is getting pretty lucrative and profits for pay-per-install adware are in the millions. It’s not surprising that the malvertisers are going want a piece of the ad pie on Android. Browser hijackers are rarer on mobile devices than…