Category Archives: malware

All they need is a click!

Clickbait malware sites “You No Longer Need To Be A Member To Shop In Their Stores” (1) “NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days of Complete Darkness in November” (2) “First she did this, and then you won’t believe what happened!” If you visit any social media, news sites, or see advertisements online, you will…

NotPetya: the newest Ransomware Threat

Another wave of ransomware has been hitting companies, hospitals, airports, banks, and government systems alike around the world, substantially within the Ukraine, but also affecting computers in France, Denmark, and within the US. Kapersky Labs reported earlier that more than 2000 attacks have been noted thus far. Like other ransomware, NotPetya has locked down computer…

Wanna Cry? Updating your systems is crucial!

When hacking exploits had been leaked from the NSA last month, it offered a hacking toolkit to anyone in the world who wished to try to use them. The companies responsible for the effected programs, such as Microsoft, had immediately scrambled to update – or had, in fact, already provided updates – to defend against these…

The Race for Security: Zero Day Exploits

Our networked systems, be they computers, databases, phones, or other devices, are an endless battlefield. Zero-day exploits have been buzzing in the news in the wake of the Wikileaks concerns, where a number of such exploits had been posted where any who were interested could learn illegally about how to use them. Many are worried about…

The Tax Clock is Ticking

Phishing Scams Thrive on Deadlines and Fear Tax returns are soon due on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, and with that looming deadline, the pressure is on to have everything done and filed correctly. All paperwork in order? All taxes accounted for? Employees all have their W-2s? It is a pressure that phishing scammers thrive upon….

Microsoft identifies latest malware offenders, Kuwait and Algeria

Microsoft has filed a civil suit to try to stop the spread of malware it has traced back to two main countries—Kuwait and Algeria. The company hopes this will be the most successful effort made by a non-governmental organization to combat cybercrime by attempting to stop key communication between the hackers and the PCs they are trying to infect.

“Virus Shield” tricks thousands of Android users

Hackers’ latest scam on Android users did not even involve any malware or information theft—all it did was simply charge customers $3.99 for a fake antivirus app in the Google Play Store.

Google Glass spyware could put users' privacy at risk

Google glass is oft criticized for the device’s implications on security and privacy. Its popular feature to allow wearers to take photos and videos has not only raised some eyebrows, it has even gotten the gadget banned from some establishments and one wearer claimed to have been assaulted because of her Glass.

Cisco to give away $300K in ‘Internet of Things’ security contest

Cisco has announced the start of the “Internet of Things Grand Security Challenge” in which programmers can create apps to help solve security issues around web-connected ‘things.’

Visitors beware: you can and likely will get hacked at the Sochi Olympics

An addition to the problems surrounding the Sochi Olympics—NBC has discovered that Games’ participants and spectators will most likely get hacked instantly upon arrival to Russia.