04/13/2016  |  Bochum  | 

At the end of the year, G DATA SecurityLabs recorded massive attacks by banking Trojan Dridex, which were averted by the unique G DATA BankGuard technology. The criminals behind Dridex tried to use spam email containing fictitious invoices or supposed tax refunds to lure recipients into their trap....

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04/12/2016  |  Bochum  | 

G DATA SecurityLabs have detected a new ransomware called Manamecrypt, also referred to as CryptoHost. This new malware does not only encrypt files but also blocks certain programs from running. It also uses a way of spreading which used to be atypical for this type of malware: it comes bundled with...

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03/22/2016  |  Bochum  | 

The Locky ransomware case has not been the first time that attack attempts have been carried out via email. 54 billion spam messages are sent every day worldwide alone (source: Eleven). These involve not only mass attacks, but also highly targeted ones. In the current case we are dealing with a scam...

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03/02/2016  |  Bochum  | 

Thousands of computers infected every day, unsettled users and changing attack strategies – the ransomware Locky packs a punch. Not only does the extortion Trojan render files unusable on afflicted computers– it also prevents restoration of the files by deleting the shadow copies. Locky also...

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