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?

Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

Veux-tu Virobot? For the non-francophones among us, what we’re asking is if you’ve heard about the latest ransomware variant dubbed Virobot. Multi-tasking Ransomware Discovered by researchers in mid September, Virobot is one heck of a multi-tasker. Though it’s clearly still under development, Virobot boasts an impressive CV of malicious skills — aside from the typical “execute and encrypt” ransomware capabilities, it logs and steals keystrokes … Continue reading Virobot: Are Monster Mash-ups The Future of Ransomware?

7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

You probably already realize that keeping your social security number secure is really important. But have you ever thought about why it’s so important? Why Do We Need Social Security Numbers Anyway? To get a true understanding of why it’s so important to make sure that your “social” never falls into the wrong hands, let’s start from the beginning. A social security number is a … Continue reading 7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!

Which is worse: Getting hit with cryptomining malware or falling prey to ransomware? With the new version of a relatively older trojan named Rakhni, you don’t have to wonder — because it delivers both. The exploit, which was first discovered in 2013, has gotten a fair number of technical enhancements over its long journey. It started out as a early entry in the world of … Continue reading Ransomware or Cryptomining Malware? Rakhni is Both!