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    Ransomware Tracker. Ransomware Is an Ever-evolving Form of Malware

    Spin Technology / Ransomware Tracker. Ransomware Is an Ever-evolving Form of Malware

    About this Ransomware Tracker [2021]

    Ransomware Tracker. The following information on recent ransomware attacks has been pulled from sources in the public domain or provided to Spin.  Spin makes no representation regarding the truth, accuracy, or completeness of the information provided.

    What is Ransomware

    According to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption. Ransomware actors often target and threaten to sell or leak exfiltrated data or authentication information if the ransom is not paid.

    In recent years, ransomware incidents have become increasingly prevalent among the Nation’s state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government entities and critical infrastructure organizations.

    Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. While some simple ransomware may lock the system in a way that is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion, in which it encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.[1][2][3][4] In a properly implemented cryptoviral extortion attack, recovering the files without the decryption key is an intractable problem – and difficult to trace digital currencies such as Ukash or Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are used for the ransoms, making tracing and prosecuting the perpetrators difficult (Wikipedia)

    For the first three quarter of 2019 there were 151.9 Million Ransomware Attacks[/vc_column_text]

    Submit a Ransomware Attack

    We encourage information sharing.  If you have a ransomware attack to report, please first contact the Federal Bureau of Investigations then use this anonymous form to submit your ransomware for consideration in our tracker.

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