May 2, 2018

Ransomware ‘Gold Rush’ looks finished, but Threat Remains

A new F-Secure report finds that ransomware attacks exploded in 2017 thanks to WannaCry, but a decline in other types of ransomware signals a potential shift in the malware’s use by cyber criminals.

April 5, 2018

2018 Could be the Year When Consumers Crush Ransomware

F-Secure SAFE’s new ransomware protection capabilities arrive just as home users have the chance to eliminate the multi-billion dollar risk from their lives. Buckinghamshire, UK — 5th April, 2018: Consumers finally have a chance to get the edge on ransomware gangs that have amassed billions of dollars in the past few years. F-Secure SAFE PC […]

September 29, 2017

Ransomware likely to continue exponential growth unless governments act, says F-Secure Labs

Government reluctance to shut down the virtual currency Bitcoin has made the rapid growth of cyber-extortion possible, but that could change if the United States or China shifts law enforcement priorities. Buckinghamshire, UK – 25th April 2017: The availability of Bitcoin, the open-source virtual currency, has made crypto-ransomware’s business model viable and profitable, feeding an […]

September 29, 2017

New Ransomware Study Explores “Customer Journey” of Getting Your Files Back

In F-Secure’s evaluation, three out of four ransomware criminal gangs were willing to negotiate the ransom fee. Berkshire, UK – July 18, 2016: Ransomware criminals actually care about your convenience. That’s according to a recent experiment detailed in a new F-Secure report, Evaluating the Customer Journey of Crypto-Ransomware and the Paradox Behind It. The experiment […]

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