ZooPark and Watering Hole Attacks

Another day, another oddly named malware attack. Last week, researchers from Kaspersky disclosed that they had uncovered a highly sophisticated android malware strain, capable of stealing huge swaths of data. The variant, dubbed ZooPark, is pretty much “game over” for the infected device. State-Sponsored Malware? ZooPark been targeting devices in Middle East countries including Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon. Thus far, the exploit has … Continue reading ZooPark and Watering Hole Attacks

You Might Not Notice it But You Sure Don’t Want it: Cryptomining Malware

Remember ransomware? That’s sooo 2017. Here in 2018, there is a new big cybercrime baddie in town: Cryptomining malware, also referred to as Cryptojacking, and it’s quickly deposing ransomware of its “king of malware” status. So What do They Want From You??? Before we jump into some of the many reasons behind this increasingly popular and dangerous exploit’s explosive growth, let’s get down to brass … Continue reading You Might Not Notice it But You Sure Don’t Want it: Cryptomining Malware

What NOT to Buy For The Holidays

As the holidays draw closer, chances are you’re busy making your gift list and checking it twice. And let’s face the facts, nowadays just about everybody on your list wants something tech-based. Sure, you may be able to get away with giving Grandma Sadie one of those gourmet William Sonoma Olive Crates (Oh. So. Chic!), but for pretty much everybody else, you can be sure … Continue reading What NOT to Buy For The Holidays

How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams

“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

Bad Rabbit: The New Ransomware With Some Famous Cousins

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

The Role of Cryptocurrency In Cyber Crime

In a recent post, we discussed the basics of cryptocurrency — what it is, how it differs from traditional (fiat) currency and how it’s used. We looked at some of the major advantages of currency models such as BitCoin or Ethereum — how they prevent inflation, provide new opportunities for financial growth in rapidly evolving economies and allow for a truly viable digital counterpart to … Continue reading The Role of Cryptocurrency In Cyber Crime