Threat Intelligence – A Unifying Force of the Future.

The advent of the Internet and Internet-enabled technologies not only ushered in the era of cyberattacks, but it also influenced the development of complex systems that are frustratingly and increasingly difficult to secure and protect against these attacks. Recent sobering statistics from hashedout attest to this trend: security breaches have increased by 67% in the past five years, cybercrime damages are predicted to reach $6 … Continue reading Threat Intelligence – A Unifying Force of the Future.

Threat Analysis Report: Save Yourself Malware

Reason Labs Recently, the cryptoblackmail scam, “ScamYourself”, has returned to the market – many users worldwide have been complaining about receiving emails from sender “SaveYourself@856.com”, who claims he hacked their computer and caught them in some awkward situations and will share them publicly unless they pay him in Bitcoin.In fact, the users receiving these emails have not been infected and there is no RAT controlling … Continue reading Threat Analysis Report: Save Yourself Malware

What happens when ‘ransomware’ meets ‘crazy’?

To start with, weird, no make that really weird, messages, ransoms, and insults, yes insults, happen. And on that note, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, today’s post looks at some of the craziest ransomware that we’ve seen to date, starting with the Nemty ransomware attack, named for the file name extension it adds to files following its encryption process. After the encryption … Continue reading What happens when ‘ransomware’ meets ‘crazy’?

To learn (online) or not to learn?

6 tips for celebrating National Online Learning Day and keeping your data safe! Online learning certainly has many advantages; it is convenient, cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and helps knock down educational and socio-economic barriers. However, for the 40 million students who recently fell victim to the famous Chegg breach, online learning might just be a painful reminder of the hazards of the online atmosphere. The Chegg … Continue reading To learn (online) or not to learn?

Should I Remove It? It’s cleaning time! How to declutter your PC.

While spring cleaning may only come around once a year, PC cleaning needs to happen a lot more frequently. Decluttering your PC frees up storage space, helps your computer run faster, and improves its security. It can even extend your computer’s lifespan. Of course, this begs the question, “how do you declutter your PC?”. Let’s have a look. Doin’ the Digital Declutter. The good news … Continue reading Should I Remove It? It’s cleaning time! How to declutter your PC.

Reason Download Defender- It’s time to defend your downloads.

The threat landscape is undeniably becoming more challenging and more menacing every day. It seems that every time we turn on the news, we learn of another cybersecurity attack. Take, for example, the WannaCry ransomware worm which was first released in 2017 and rapidly spread around the globe, infecting over 230,000 machines in over 150 countries. Over two years later and this threat is still … Continue reading Reason Download Defender- It’s time to defend your downloads.