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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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by ransomware in the form of browser-based threats.
Instead of pretending to be law enforcement seeking a fine for stolen content, as we've seen with traditional ransomware, the more vicious crypto-ransomware attack style holds a victim's files, photos and other digital content hostage without masking the attacker's intention," he said.
Bitcoins, an online currency that is hard to trace, are becoming the preferred way hackers collect ransoms, according to FBI Special Agent Thomas Grasso, who is part of the government's efforts to fight malicious software including ransomware.
The new ransomware which was identified by ESET researches has been observed all over the world with the highest density in Europe and Latin America.
Ransomware attacks were on one of the fastest growing types of attack last year, increasing 500 per cent with 1.
Stack Group offers extra protection from ransomware as its cloud servers pre-encrypt data before storage which prevents the software identifying and locking down files.
The malicious software was successful in raking in around 5 million dollars in the last four months of 2013, an amount that previously took ransomware purveyors an entire year to get their hands on it.
The team of security experts at Raleigh's Petronella Technology Group has dealt with this latest iteration of ransomware, and they are confident they can help prevent future attacks.
McAfee Labs is expecting to see ransomware targeting smartphones, corrupting its apps to get its data without being noticed.
Jon French from AppRiver explains, "Thanks to the media hype and the sheer effectiveness of malware such as Citadel and CryptoLocker in 2013, we should expect to see a continued if not an increased use of Ransomware well into 2014.
The criminals are particularly aiming the virus - known as ransomware - at small and medium size businesses.
Symantec, an information security and management firm, identified ransomware as one of the top cyberthreats of 2013, particularly for small- and medium-enterprise businesses.