Well, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM for short. While we’re always up for an excuse to talk about increasing security awareness, we’re super excited that there’s actually an entire month dedicated to helping people become more educated about their digital habits. For better or worse, our devices dominate our lives. According to Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report, the average person spends … Continue reading Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now
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?
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!
“It’s the most hackable time of the year.” Oh wait, that’s not how the song goes? Might as well. With Thanksgiving and it’s tagalongs Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, scammers and hackers are coming out of the woodworks to cash in on the year’s busiest buying season. As people go online in search of the perfect holiday gifts, the natural inclination is to … Continue reading How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams
Remember the Petya/NotPetya ransomware outbreak from back in June? That was the ransomware that was (or wasn’t) based on a 2016 ransomware outbreak called Petya. Mainly limited to the Ukraine, Petya/NotPetya was a truly nasty variation on a theme. It had all the markings of a state-created malware weapon, whose goal was clearly not to make money, but was to destroy as much as possible. … Continue reading Bad Rabbit: The New Ransomware With Some Famous Cousins
This post has been updated to reflect the current BitCoin to UD Dollar exchange rate, a mind-blowing $9945. -11/28/17 Chances are you have come across terms like BitCoin, digital/cryptocurrency and Block Chain. Maybe it was on the nightly news in a report about the rising/tanking BitCoin economy, or maybe you have up close and personal experience with BitCoin-requesting ransomware. But beyond that, if you’re like … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency