Cryptowall is the largest ransomware campaign costing $325 million in just 2015. The newest variant, 4.0 adds new features like encrypting the file name and advanced malware droppers to avoid detection.
In addition to Cryptowall, another nasty strain called Chimera has been causing havoc. In addition to just encrypting your files, they are promising extortion and to release your files publicly if you don’t pay.Sources:
|Hackers charged in J.P. Morgan hackA trio of hackers were charged in the largest and most complex bank fraud to date, allegedly making more than $100 million, using 75 shell companies and 30 fake passports to keep it a secret.