Hidden Tear

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2016
EDA2, derived from the educational ransomware, is easy to break

The new strain of educational ransomware EDA2 is infecting systems in the wild, but experts discovered that it is quite easy to neutralize. Do you remember the EDA2 ransomware? It is one of the educational ransomware developed by the security expert Utku Sen, now a new variant of the EDA2 educational ransomware appeared in the wild and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2016
Hackers are blackmailing the creator of Open-Source Ransomware

The Turkish security researcher Utku Sen was blackmailed by hackers behind the Magic ransomware to close his projects. The developers behind the open source-based “Magic” ransomware are blackmailing the creator of Hidden Tear and EDA2 in order to force the developer to abandon the projects. Recently I have written about the RANSOM_CRYPTEAR.B ransomware developed Utku Sen starting from a proof-of-concept […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2016
Flawed RANSOM_CRYPTEAR ransomware makes impossible the file recovery

Faulty ransomware derived from  an open source ransomware project makes files unrecoverable due to a serious coding error. The story I’m gong to tell you is incredible, a cyber criminal gang has developed a very singular ransomware called RANSOM_CRYPTEAR.B and now I’ll tell you why? According to the experts at TrendMicro, the Ransomware has built starting from […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2015
Hidden Tear Ransomware is now open Source and available on GitHub

The Turkish security researchers Utku Sen has published the first open source ransomware  for educational purposes that anyone can use. Ransomware is now open Source and available in GitHub. Ransomware is one of most dangerous cyber threats for end-users, in the recent months the number of ransomware in the wild is increased as never before. Criminal […]