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Evolution of Encrypting Ransomware

May 5, 2014By Tyler Moffitt

Recently we’ve seen a big change in the encrypting ransomware family and we’re going to shed light on some of the newest variants and the stages of evolution that have led the high profile…read more

All About Windows Tech Support Scams

May 1, 2014By Adam McNeil

*Editors Notes:  The purpose of this research was to see exactly how this scam is carried out, and the extent to which it is done.  DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. We used…read more

Fake Reviews Trick Google Play Users

April 22, 2014By Nathan Collier

Here at Webroot, we are constantly on the lookout for malevolent Android apps. In most cases, you do something malicious with your app and you get marked accordingly, but it’s not always that…read more