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Threat Research October 21, 2016

September’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List: Ransomware in Top 3 for First Time

The Check Point Research Team revealed this week that ransomware attacks continued to rise in September. For the first time since the team launched the Threat Index, ransomware moved into the top three position of…

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Threat Research July 26, 2016

Ransomware: what you need to know

In recent years, there has been a surge of ransomware attacks. It’s been reported all over security blogs, tech websites and in the news. Unfortunately, these attacks show no signs of slowing. If anything, they…

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Uncategorized July 14, 2016

Ransomware’s Motto: The Simpler, The Scarier, The Better

A lot has been said about the ransomware epidemic. The number of infections worldwide increases daily, as well as the number of different variants. Check Point researchers have been analyzing ransomware for almost two years,…

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Threat Research January 15, 2016

Check Point Threat Alert: Cryptowall 4

Executive Summary Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to an infected computer system and demands a ransom payment to remove the restriction. Some ransomware encrypt the files on the system’s hard drive,…

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