Like other forms of malware, ransomware constantly evolves to ensure that as many unsuspecting victims can be attacked as possible before the word gets out about the latest threat.
A new ransomware strain called Cerber is hitting people hard right now, and this one is especially insidious because many victims are paying the ransom only to discover after payment is made that their data wasn’t encrypted, but deleted outright.
As you can see, it definitely pays to avoid falling victim to a Cerber attack. Luckily, it’s actually pretty easy to avoid this threat altogether because it’s being spread via phishing emails and malicious text messages. [Read more…]