Samsam ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2018
U.S. DoJ charges Iranian duo over SamSam Ransomware activity

The U.S. DoJ charges two Iranian men over their alleged role in creating and spreading the infamous SamSam ransomware. Two Iranian men, Faramarz Shahi Savandi (34) and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri (27) have been charged by DoJ for their role in creating and distributing the dreaded SamSam ransomware. The duo faces six hacking and extortion-related charges, including conspiracy […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2018
SamSam ransomware continues to make damages. Call it targeted Ransomware

According to the Symantec experts, the group behind the SamSam ransomware has continued to launch attacks against organizations during 2018. Security experts from Symantec published an interesting post on the evolution of the SamSam ransomware that in the last month was involved in targeted attacks against several organizations including the Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2018
For the second time in two weeks CDOT shut down computers after a ransomware infection

For the second time in two weeks, the computers at the Colorado Department of Transportation Agency shut down 2,000 computers after a ransomware infection. For the second time in a few days, a variant of the dreaded SamSam ransomware paralyzed the CDOT. The second incident occurred while the agency was still in the process of recovering its […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2018
2,000 Computers at Colorado DOT were infected with the SamSam Ransomware

SamSam Ransomware hit the Colorado DOT, The Department of Transportation Agency Shuts Down 2,000 Computers after the infection. SamSam ransomware made the headlines again, this time it infected over 2,000 computers at the Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT has shut down the infected workstations and is currently working with security firm McAfee to restore the ordinary […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 21, 2018
A hospital victim of a new SamSam Ransomware campaign paid $55,000 ransom

The Samsam Ransomware made the headlines in the first days of 2018, the malicious code infected systems of some high-profile targets, including a hospital that paid a $55,000 ransom. The SamSam ransomware is an old threat, attacks were observed in 2015 and the list of victims is long, many of them belong to the healthcare industry. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2017
SamSam ransomware attacks increase and crooks demand higher ransom

Researchers at AlienVault observed a significant increase in the number of SamSam ransomware attacks, crooks are demanding $33,000 to the victims. Security experts at AlienVault have observed a new string of attacks leveraging the SamSam ransomware, and this time crooks are demanding a $33,000 ransom to decrypt the files. According to the researchers, crooks demand: 1.7 Bitcoin […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2016
Why malware like the Samsam ransomware are so dangerous for hospitals?

The FBI issued a confidential urgent “Flash” message to the businesses and organizations about the Samsam Ransomware, why it is so dangerous? It is emergency, every week security experts launch an alert on a new ransomware, the extortion practice is becoming a profitable business for criminal gangs worldwide. Recently the US and Canada issued a joint warning about the recent […]