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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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Corporate Blog 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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Research May 27, 2016

CryptXXX Ransomware: Simple, Evasive, Effective

CryptXXX emerged a few weeks ago and it’s been sneaky! It’s most impressive feature is the simplicity of its evasion techniques, which are giving it an advantage over most security systems. This has resulted in…

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Research May 24, 2016

TeslaCrypt Ransomware Shuts Down: One Down, Plenty to Go

In a surprising turn of events, the creators of the notorious TeslaCrypt ransomware shut down their operation and revealed the master key for decrypting all files. They even said they are sorry, as displayed in…

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Research May 12, 2016

The Notorious TeslaCrypt V3 Ransomware: A Comprehensive Analysis

As the current wave of ransomware rages on, one stands out in its ability to adapt: TeslaCrypt. Although it emerged only in 2015, we are currently witnessing the malware’s third generation. Since its debut, it…

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Research March 23, 2016

New TeslaCrypt Ransomware Spikes on Leap Day, Attempting to Catch Users Off-Guard

In reviewing recent anomalies in our threat traffic, Omri Givoni, who heads up our Threat Prevention Cloud Group, noticed a spike of more than 100,000 events in our detections on leap day, February 29th, 2016.…

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