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Weekly Security News Roundup: Shade Ransomware Authors Release 750K Decryption Keys

Last week in security news, the authors of Shade ransomware announced that they were releasing 750,000 decryption keys to help their remaining victims recover their files for free. Speaking of ransomware, a notorious malware-as-a-service (MaaS) botnet added crypto-ransomware capabilities, thereby augmenting its ability to target Android users. Several other botnets also attracted the attention of security researchers. Top Story of the...

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Nigeria Among Top 10 Countries Impacted by Mobile Malware: Kaspersky Lab

In its report titled “Mobile Malware Evolution 2019,” global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab states that Nigeria is among the top 10 countries in the world where users are attacked by mobile malware. The report adds that Nigeria dropped four places to the number seven spot in the list, recording 33.16% attacks of the total share. Two other African countries made it to the list: Algeria in fourth place (40.2%) and Tanzania in eight...